Associate Degree Rn?

  1. 0 Hello, I'm in my last semester of an associate degree program in PA and it's looking very likely I'll be moving to the Reston area after school (my husband interviewed for a job with the Department of Interior and it's sounding positive!) I started looking at job postings for the area and noticed quite a few require BSN. Any other ADN's noticing this as well? Any hospitals I should concentrate on?
  2. Visit  vamaybe profile page

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    Joined Dec '13; Posts: 7.

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  3. Visit  tatfuturern profile page
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    Hey how did it go whats the job market for adn in virginia i plan on getting my bsn but not until i move there and get settled
  4. Visit  DrmofJeannie profile page
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    Most hospitals in Northern Virginia and D.C. have magnet status and any new nurse must have a BSN to gain employment. You can look down south or any that do not have magnet status. It is getting very competitive and most nurses are graduating with their BSN. Even the hospitals that only hire BSN prepared nurses are very competitive when hiring new graduates.
  5. Visit  DrmofJeannie profile page
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    There are plenty of home health care agencies and nursing homes that will hire ADN's.
  6. Visit  KellyRN2013 profile page
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    tatfurutern- it all depends on what part of VA you are moving to. If you are moving to northern VA like DC, reston, tyson's corner, falls church, etc. it is hard to find a job as an ADN and you usually have to complete a residency program to get your foot in the door. If you are coming to the richmond, charlottesville, or roanoke, VA/southwest VA, they hire new grad ADN's all the time! It all just depends on where you are moving to. Good luck
  7. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from vamaybe
    Hello, I'm in my last semester of an associate degree program in PA and it's looking very likely I'll be moving to the Reston area after school (my husband interviewed for a job with the Department of Interior and it's sounding positive!) I started looking at job postings for the area and noticed quite a few require BSN. Any other ADN's noticing this as well? Any hospitals I should concentrate on?
    I recommend that you continue on immediately for an RN-BSN program. Sometimes if you can show you are working on a BSN, employers will view that in a favorable light. A little west of Reston is Valley Health, they have a large hospital in Winchester and they might still hire ADNs. It would be a bit of a commute but you would be going against traffic. A lot of people commute from Winchester to the NOVA area (I did it for almost 10 years). Good luck!!
  8. Visit  VANurse2010 profile page
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    Quote from KellyRN2013
    tatfurutern- it all depends on what part of VA you are moving to. If you are moving to northern VA like DC, reston, tyson's corner, falls church, etc. it is hard to find a job as an ADN and you usually have to complete a residency program to get your foot in the door. If you are coming to the richmond, charlottesville, or roanoke, VA/southwest VA, they hire new grad ADN's all the time! It all just depends on where you are moving to. Good luck
    Your post is 100% correct, although even in southern VA there will be RN-to-BSN in x number of years requirements attached - some are more enforced than others. When the next shortage hits in a few years, I suspect the BSN fretting will abate a bit.
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  9. Visit  KellyRN2013 profile page
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    VANurse2010 you are correct. the HCA hospitals here do require that you start a BSN program within 2 years of your hire date and you must complete it within 5 years! I believe a lot more hospitals will be going to this within the next few years
  10. Visit  VANurse2010 profile page
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    I pity anyone having to work for HCA, but that's another post. Personally, given how crappy the quality of life is in many rural parts of Virginia, I find it a bit ridiculous that they are trying to force people to take on so much debt - and these are in areas where there actually *is* a nursing shortage. Some hospitals are going full bore with it, while others are backing off a bit as they realize they won't have much of a staff by 2019 if it's enforced.
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  11. Visit  jayjaybsnrn profile page
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    I am workig for HCA west FL division but they still have LPNs and ADNs here in Florida. Which area are you guys in?
  12. Visit  KellyRN2013 profile page
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    Jay jay I am in southwest VA. They hire adns you just have to start a BSN program within 2 years of hire and complete it within 5 years from your hire date but they don't hire any LPNs
  13. Visit  jayjaybsnrn profile page
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    It really depends on the area. Especially if you are in an upstate side. Because here they still hire adns, and they do not require bsn after 2 yrs of hire.


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