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- Jun 12, '12 by xiongavQuote from noahsmamaHi there. I likes your post as it is in line with my future plans in nursing. I'm curious, however, which school did you do your BSN? Was it online? I also already possess a bachelor degree.I already had a bachelors in another field. I applied to both accelerated BSN programs and ADN programs. I had no idea how useful it is to have a BSN, and just got lucky and got accepted to an accelerated BSN program first. I had no clue that most hospitals in my area prefer BSN nurses. I also had no idea that I would fall in love with public health nursing during nursing school, or that you need a BSN to get a PHN. In other words, I was enormously lucky and just fell into it. If I had gotten the ADN first, I would have had to do the RN to BSN bridge to work in the field I work in today.
- Jun 19, '12 by lovedijahI have a bachelors in non science and have decided to go for LPN. When it's time for me to bridge, I'll be able to use my husband's GI Bill. If I had to pay for a BSN myself, I wouldn't get one. Sure, I find the BSN useful- but financially with so many other student loans.. we can't take on anymore and stay afloat.
- Jun 21, '12 by amygarsideI became a BSN first before I was hired as a nurse at my hospital, so my experiences may not be completely relatable to yours. However, I think that getting a BSN will allow you to gain more learning and knowledge about your career. Plus, they say that having a BSN and a higher degree can get you promoted faster.
- Jun 22, '12 by noahsmamaQuote from xiongavI did my BSN at Samuel Merritt University. No, it was not online -- you can't do a BSN online unless you're already an RN and are doing an RN to BSN bridge. If you're becoming an RN for the first time, you have to do a whole bunch of clinical hours to graduate.Hi there. I likes your post as it is in line with my future plans in nursing. I'm curious, however, which school did you do your BSN? Was it online? I also already possess a bachelor degree.
- Jun 22, '12 by sweet~revengeIt's time.
I've been an RN working med surg for 5 years. In all that time, I never had the desire to go back to school. When I interviewed for ICU at my current facility, they asked if I was planning on getting my BSN. It didn't affect my chances because even though I only have an ADN, I still got accepted into ICU. However, it got me thinking. With the trends I see in healthcare, I can't work at the bedside forever. Also, I realized something else: I really feel like I am ready to learn more. I don't think a BSN will have that much more to teach me, but I think I may decide to become an FNP. I registered to start my RN to BSN program this fall and I can't wait.
- Jun 22, '12 by MN-NurseQuote from thesundownerOne look at the 20-30 year burnout cases who never advanced their careers on my unit and I was looking into my BSN immediately.My hospital doesn't care if I have a BSN.
- Jun 23, '12 by minnymii spoke to some LPNs who were doing a bridge program to get their BSN when i was in school.
i asked them specifically if they thought they were learning anything they didn't already know because they must've had an advantage.
they said they were learning a lot actually. they already knew how to do all of the skills..recognized s/s...knew tx, etc., but they didn't really know the WHY behind them.
in my opinion, knowing the "why" and realizing that certain s/s can lead to this or that enables you to anticipate what might happen next which has to have an impact on your care at some level.
- Jun 23, '12 by elprupI was doing my prerequisites for ADN program when I realized it was going to take me two years to get all of them out of way, and then the 2 years + 1 summer for ADN program would equal 4 + years anyway.....so why not go for my BSN??? seemed like a no brainer for me. Plus I got into BSN program first try.
- Jun 24, '12 by Oppon262I went into nursing school right out of highschool at 18. I chose to go the BSN route because it was the same amount of time as ADN. For ADN you have 2 years of pre-reqs, give or take, then another two years of nursing program... That's the same four years as the BSN. So those were my reasons... I was 18, and figured why not go for the BSN while im still young
- Jun 25, '12 by BlueDevil,DNPI went because I knew I love education. I finished my DNP 18 months ago and I've submitted PhD applications for fall. I am always looking for new ways to grow and BSN was just part of my evolution.
For those of you looking for a bridge program, choose wisely. I went to an outstanding program that was very rigorous and I learned a great deal. Many of my classmates complained that the other ADN-BSN program in town was much easier, and a few of them transferred. So depending on your goals, choose easy degree or outstanding growth opportunity.