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ADN new grads in PDX hospitals

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Hey PDX'ers!

Are PDX hospital systems (Providence, Legacy, Adventist, OHSU, Kaiser) really not hiring ADN new grads?

What has been recent new grad's experience with this over the last few years? I know most facilities say they will as long as a BSN is finished within 3 years, but are they actually hiring ADN's? Have you been accepted into a residency with only an in-progress BSN?

Thanks for the insight!

MotoMonkey, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED. Has 2 years experience.

Figure since no one else replied, id try to throw in what I know. I graduated in 2019 with my BSN, so I don't have first hand experience navigating this challenge. My best advice is to look at requirements on the individual hospital jobs pages. I believe that most of the large PDX are not hiring ADN prepared nurses unless you are an internal applicant. Most of the job descriptions I am seeing very specifically state that they require nurses to have a BSN. Providence seems to be the one hospital I've found that states that you can get hired without a BSN but must obtain one within three years of hire. I think right now with many hospitals not hiring, the competition for jobs is higher and you may be competing against more BSN prepared grads.

On 7/27/2020 at 3:44 PM, MotoMonkey said:

Figure since no one else replied, id try to throw in what I know. I graduated in 2019 with my BSN, so I don't have first hand experience navigating this challenge. My best advice is to look at requirements on the individual hospital jobs pages. I believe that most of the large PDX are not hiring ADN prepared nurses unless you are an internal applicant. Most of the job descriptions I am seeing very specifically state that they require nurses to have a BSN. Providence seems to be the one hospital I've found that states that you can get hired without a BSN but must obtain one within three years of hire. I think right now with many hospitals not hiring, the competition for jobs is higher and you may be competing against more BSN prepared grads.

I just finished my ADN also. And will be starting my BSN in septemer and graduate next Summer. Would it be wrong to wait a whole year and then apply to hospital jobs in Portland? It sounds like the competition is competitive and you must have your BSN!