RN with BSN and feeling stupid - page 5
I graduated 3 months ago with a BSN, passed boards and started a nursing residency. Almost everybody else in my nursing residency has ADN/ASN degrees. We have now been deployed to our units. We all... Read More
Dec 1, '12I don't think some people realize the issue with the magnet status. They might think that just because there are ADN nurses working at X hospital then that means they DO employ ADN nurses. That's true...they do employ the ones who are there...but they don't hire them..
I'm sure there are magnet hospitals who "will" hire ADN nurses
Dec 1, '12Quote from Ntheboat2Check their website, they DO advertise it!
I don't think some people realize the issue with the magnet status. They might think that just because there are ADN nurses working at X hospital then that means they DO employ ADN nurses. That's true...they do employ the ones who are there...but they don't hire them. It's not only the hospitals that ARE magnet, but also the ones "seeking magnet" because in order to seek magnet you have to submit a plan showing you have intentions to have an 80% BSN staff...and part of making that plan realistic would not include hiring more ADN's as 80% is a big number.
How do you even know if a hospital is seeking magnet or not? It's not really publicized until they achieve it.
Dec 1, '12Quote from Ntheboat2I'm having trouble finding where anyone said they had an "equal" shot. Why does that matter to Any Nurse Applicant to Any Hospital in Anytown USA anyway? Put in application. Pray to the gods. Be Ms. Right Place Right Time. Profit.First of all, I'm not "back pedaling" on anything. They don't "require" a BSN because they CAN employ a certain percentage of ADN graduates, but to mislead people into thinking that they have an EQUAL shot of getting hired at these hospitals is...well...misleading. Again, it's not only the magnet hospitals, but the ones who are seeking magnet as well.
Dec 2, '12Personally, the BSN is a great advantage. I graduated with my BSN from George Mason University. Im currently certified as a AMSN. I work at a Magnet hospital, which only hires BSN nurses. After the completion of the Nursing Residency Program, we are allowed to take the Charge Preceptor class. I graduated two years ago, and have been rotational charge nurse on my unit. So dont ever second guess your decisions about education. Good Luck
Dec 28, '12Quote from redhead_NURSE98!It is implied in many threads in this section of Allnurses. People make statements like:I don't understand how anyone could think that anyone ever said that.
"well the charge nurse is an ADN"
"there are lots of supervisors who don't have even a BSN"
"you'll have lots of student loans to pay off and not as much experience"
"why would taking all of those other classes make you any better at being a nurse?"
One can draw the conclusion that those people do not value the education involved in getting a BSN or higher.