Hi everyone- I've been a New Yorker all of my life, but my family just bought a house in Eastern TN. I was an LPN in acute care from 93 to 08- RN, and just finished my BSN last year. The way everything here in NY is heading, BSNs are required for any teaching or management positions. So I spent all last week interviewing in hospitals in TN- NONE of the hospitals even asked me if I had my Bachelors- when I told them I did, they weren't impressed- none of the hospitals give any type of added salary increase for having it- They were mostly impressed/concerned about my experience in computer charting. WTH???? I'm so upset! Why did I bother to put myself through all of that, plus 22+ thousand in bills for nothing? Did anybody else find this to be the case? Another issue- Most of the hospitals aren't giving any consideration to my years as an LPN- The money in TN SUCKS!