Is it worth getting your BSN right out of ADN school? - page 4

by Nola009

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Hi all, I'm a recently graduated RN with a ADN. I'm having a tough time finding a job (passed nclex in july) and wanted to know if you think it's worth it to go back for the BSN transition so soon and before I even have... Read More


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    If you cannot reserve an RN position, then yes, I'd encourage you to take a job that could possibly help you get your foot in the door. A job that pays is better than no paycheck at all. Ya never know.
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    And since I know I have some nice and knowledgable people on this thread: Would you recommend taking a job in an Assisted Living Facility where I "wouldn't be using my RN skills" or wait for something better ? I graduated in May and passed the NCLEX in July. Ty for any guidance
    Absolutely get any nursing position you can get. After one year goes by and you have not had one RN job, you will be basically useless to potential employers. There is constantly new grads being produced. I've heard this advice from a previous instructor who was a RN manager for years. But, protect your license if you are in a facility that stretches it's staff thin, just be careful legally speaking. And yes, you will use your nursing skills. More so than any non nursing job
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    Absolutely get any nursing position you can get. After one year goes by and you have not had one RN job, you will be basically useless to potential employers. There is constantly new grads being produced. I've heard this advice from a previous instructor who was a RN manager for years. But, protect your license if you are in a facility that stretches it's staff thin, just be careful legally speaking. And yes, you will use your nursing skills. More so than any non nursing job
    Thanks all. I will I am just so darn nervous that the orientation will be insufficient, the staff will not be good, and/or the patient load will be atrocious. Just feel like I'm walking into a lion's den
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    Hi I just moved to Houston from Hawaii in August. I graduated with my ADN in May and passed the NCLEX in July in Hawaii. I transferred my RN license to Texas and have been searching for RN jobs. I have had 2 interviews and one later today. I am getting so frustrated, I'm wondering if it is better to get my BSN now or wait? And what are some accredited BSN programs that I should be looking into? Thanks
    Cara
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    Oh and I have been working as a Caregiver since Sept 6th, working 6 days a week. I'm thinking of trying to get a CNA job just to get my foot in the door somewhere.
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    The CNA is a good idea. keep trying


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