BN and BScn, any difference?


Hello! I am starting my nursing school in this coming September (HOOOORAY!), and I just have a quick question. I am pretty sure this topic is one of the popular topics to be discussed all the time. (:

After my nursing school, I will receive BN-Bachelor of Nursing, unlike many others who is getting BScN. I had a concern before I applied to this school since the degree that I am getting is BN, not BScN. So I had some researches and found out that there is no a big difference between BN - BScN. According to the information that I found, BN is equally treated with BScN. So I was relieved and decided to apply to this school! (and I GOT IN!)

Today, I looked some job information and what their requirement is and surprisingly, lots of them preferred "BScN." - that's what they said! Well, I know the fact that I will eventually get a job as a nurse with my BN degree, but I just want to know what is going on there.

Any explanation/sharing of your experience/thought about this situation will be appreciated. :) I was so confused and frustrated when I saw a phrase "BScN preffered". :'(

Thank you, and have a nice day!

loriangel14, RN

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Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

They are the same thing. If they state BSN preferred they are making the distinction between younger RNs with the now mandatory BSN and older RNs with the 2 year RN that used to be available.


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Oh, that makes much more sense. Thank you so much!