RN TO BSN

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    I just graduated in 2012 with my ADN. I've been working since the beginning of March 2013. I read somewhere by 2020 a BSN will be required. Does this mean ADN graduates will be "grandfathered" in and ADN programs will be no more or that all ADN nurses will need to return to college and earn a BSN...anyway I'm thinking of returning to school to complete my BSN. I just need to find a program that offers all the coursework online.
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    Don't think so. I think ADN students will have to return to school an get the BSN. I heard that 2020 was picked so that ADN nurses who have been around a while will be able to retire. I even heard that ADN's with a prior bachelors are also going to be required to return to school (rumor). It's because hospitals want the upper level courses in a BSN and a prior bachelors does not fill those requirements. But I'm sure that can be done with an accelerated program. I think LPN's will still to be around, but I wonder if ADNs are going to be phased out. There's already talks of ARNP programs being phased out to fill the DNP recommendation. More and more studies are coming out that hospitals who have BSNs on staff have better outcomes and better patient satisfaction (which is a load of you know what. I'd love to see how those studies where conducted). I think it's for bragging rights. The nursing suits can't stand it that physical therapists and nutritionists are mainly masters prepared. They hate acknowledging the fact that someone could be a nurse in 2 years. I have my BSN, but I don't think a bedside nurse has better outcomes by studying jean watson. A BSN does impact the role of the manager or administration, that is no question, but a BSN doesn't equal competency. That study will never be done.
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    Not true.....everyone with an RN license will be grandfathered in.....you won't have a BSN given to you but they will not take your license away. New York is the biggest proponent for this BSN in 10......
    NY "BSN in 10" Initiative Nursing Education Policy Newsletter - Volume 9, Issue 1 - January 2012

    Under a bill lawmakers are considering as part of a national push to raise educational standards for nurses, new RNs have to earn bachelor's degrees within 10 years to keep working in New York.

    The "BSN in 10" initiative - backed by many nursing associations and major health policy organizations - aims to address the complex problem of too few nurses trained to care for an aging population especially in light of the hundreds of thousands of nurses expected to retire in the coming years.

    However, some in the health care industry worry that increased education requirements could worsen the problem by discouraging entrants into the field.

    No state requires a four-year degree for initial licensing or afterward, though New Jersey and Rhode Island have considered proposals similar to New York's over the past several years. New York's legislation died in committee last session.
    It has been urban legend for YEARS that this will happen.......and it hasn't yet. However....it is increasingly difficult for ADN's in some job markets to find a job.
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    Quote from newnurse1986
    I just graduated in 2012 with my ADN. I've been working since the beginning of March 2013. I read somewhere by 2020 a BSN will be required. Does this mean ADN graduates will be "grandfathered" in and ADN programs will be no more or that all ADN nurses will need to return to college and earn a BSN...anyway I'm thinking of returning to school to complete my BSN. I just need to find a program that offers all the coursework online.
    There is an entire forum devoted to this.......Online Nursing Schools, Colleges, and Universities


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