WHY does a B.S. + RN not equal BSN - page 12

by jlpsu

I'm not trying to be argumentative here...I'm asking a serious question because I really don't understand. I also didn't post this over in the ADN vs BSN thread because it's not nearly as active. I also searched for answers (so... Read More


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    Quote from GrnTea
    if that were true i could agree with you. unfortunately for that soundbite, those "ba-mn" programs have prerequisites, nursing courses to be completed before beginning the mn program requirements.
    Not all, there are those that just don't require any additional classes to move from an ASN with a non-nursing bachelor's directly to an MSN program.
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    Quote from Anoetos
    well, unfortunately, BSN curriculae aren't uniform. Most schools require coursework in microbiology, pathophysiology, organic chemistry and several other classes, that do not always form part of an ADN curriculum and certainly do not form part of all or even most BA or BS curriculae.

    And this is not even taking into consideration the specific NURS coursework required.

    I also wonder what kind of MSN this is, an MSN-Ed? Management and Leadership? Some MSNs, I am sorry to say, are next to useless.
    Micro, patho, and O. Chem I are all part of ADN curriculum throughout my state. (statistics too).
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    One of the nurses in the L&D dept I volunteer at (for Clinical Care Extender program) told me the BSN allowed the student to have more managerial/leadership background. The General Ed as previously stated is already covered and the advanced work is solely in nursing, but from what I am told --manager nursing. If you want more clinical then go nurse practitioner. Depends on what direction you want to go. I have read the curriculum and it does look like fluff and not science but I have an Associate of Science in Business Real Estate--tell me how that is a science? But my Associate of Arts in Social Sciences--yes get the humor there--is an Arts degree. lol
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    Quote from jlpsu
    Thanks for the explanations everyone. It's really frustrating. It is interesting though to note that at least one local hospital had job listings requiring ' a BSN or a BS degree and an RN license' so it seems to some employers at least, the education is similar enough.
    This is somewhat ambiguous. Does it say, B.S. in any field? The hospital may still want a bachelor's in nursing, since some programs are simply called BS with a major in nursing instead of BSN. Semantics.


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