who is better trained(clincals) adn or bsn
- 0Dec 9, '10 by mee9mee9i have heard conflicting stories about adn being more trained than a bsn. i thought to myself: if asn are more trained how is it that bsn are the ones who are prefered in hiring.
- 1Dec 9, '10 by elkparkI agree that it depends upon the individual school, not whether it is an ADN or BSN program. There are clinically strong and clinically weak ADN programs and the same for BSN programs. You can't make blanket assumptions just based on the type of program.
- 2Dec 11, '10 by P_RN Senior ModeratorI agree it all depends on the program. Frankly having been in all 3 Diploma is definitely first in getting skills. I did not finish that one for personal reasons.
I went right to a BS program and felt we stood around more than participated. Then after I got married I dropped out for 9 years and went to an associate program. 3 courses tough as nails-8 hours a day 4 days a week clinical- classes sometimes til 6 at night. I was ready to ride when I graduated.
So that's 3 programs out of the bazillion out there;it's like comparing apples, pecans and pvc pipe. You have to investigate before you start to find out how many clinical hours you need-and how many skills you can get in those hours.
- 2Dec 13, '10 by Quark09Quote from mee9mee9Yes, you do; you'll place Foleys, initiate IVs, give meds, learn charting, do assessments, etc etc... with a 2-year program that's done in 4 semesters (5 if you do an LPN exit); with a 4-year BSN program, it's spread out more. If you want more hands-on training, know your stuff before you show up to clinicals; be ready to volunteer to assist with placing a chest tube, remove staples, do an IV push... whatever might happen. If you show aptitude and are willing to be the first to try something, your instructor will likely take notice and let you do more. I can't tell you how many times at the start of clinicals my instructor would pop her head into a room and go "Anyone want to d/c an epidural?" and the students would look nervously at each other and wait for someone else to volunteer. Get the basics down (sterile procedures, how to admin different types of injections, etc) from your book and be the first to jump on whatever opportunities your instructor provides.maybe my question should be do u actually get hands on experience in clincals if you pursue a bsn?
- 0Dec 16, '10 by CuriousMeQuote from mee9mee9It depends on the program. My BS program is a three year program, so we have three years of clinicals. I've forgotten the exact number, but we have in excess of 1,500 clinical hours.maybe my question should be do u actually get hands on experience in clincals if you pursue a bsn?
I've received plenty of "hands-on" experience.
- 1Dec 25, '10 by BCRNAIt depends alot on the program like everyone has said. In general it depends on what your trained to do. Clinical skill focused on a little more in associate level. Management, academic is pushed more in BSN. You can't really answer which trains you better, you need to differentiate what it is you want to be trained for. My program had very little clinical training. I didn't know what working as a nurse was until after graduation, but I sure could write a paper about it, lol.