BSN by 2020

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Looks like Nursing is changing to BSN by 2020. Anyone else plan on getting their BSN? I graduate with my ADN this December and want to bridge to RN than MSN. I don't want to be 40 years from now, ready to retire, and have to go back to school. lol

rls927

55 Posts

Right now I already have my BS in Psych, and I am going back to get my ADN currently (will be done Aug. '15). I know, with about 99% certainty, that if/when I get a nursing job most hospitals in my area (Baltimore) are making you sign an intent to get your BSN. So I know I will eventually have to get my BSN (another two years)- but most hospitals are willing to pay for it/if you work for them.

It is what it is, I guess. I'll probably be like 35 by the time I'm ALL finished school (since I want to eventually get my Masters as well), but hey- they say 40 is the new 30, right?!

Zoija

26 Posts

Right now I already have my BS in Psych, and I am going back to get my ADN currently (will be done Aug. '15).

It is what it is, I guess. I'll probably be like 35 by the time I'm ALL finished school (since I want to eventually get my Masters as well), but hey- they say 40 is the new 30, right?!

No worries dear :up: ...I'm about to begin an ADN program at 36!

chare

3,833 Posts

Looks like Nursing is changing to BSN by 2020

Source?

PMFB-RN, RN

5,345 Posts

Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Trauma Rapid Response. Has 16 years experience.
Source?

I too would like to have the sourse.

ixchel

5 Articles; 4,547 Posts

Specializes in critical care.

I totally believed the "DNP in 2015" thing until I contacted my state's BON. Contact your state BON directly and ask them if they are changing entry level requirements for RN. The internet is filled with rumors. The BON decides this.

RN-4Ever, DNP

480 Posts

I got most of my information from my college professors and clinical instructors. Also, most hospitals in my State (Maryland) are already refusing to hire RN's without their BSN or having them sign contracts stating they will have their BSN in X amount of years.

ixchel

5 Articles; 4,547 Posts

Specializes in critical care.
Some of my instructors have brought it up in lecture.

Instructors tends to be fueled by the politics of nursing education. Of course they'll want you to hear that more education will benefit you, and that the whispers say requirements are changing. Doesn't mean they are. My school eliminated their entire masters program and created a BSN-DNP program because the DNP Is what they believe will be required. According to the BON, however, they haven't even started talking about making this change. Schools benefit (and profit) from you believing higher degrees are necessary.

hope3456, ASN, RN

1,263 Posts

Specializes in LTC, Psych, M/S.
Some of my instructors have brought it up in lecture. There are some articles about it on the web. Just found this one... http://thefutureofnursing.org/recommendation/detail/recommendation-4

Can you find a better source? The "future of nursing campaign," with their cheesy commercials, has been highly criticized here on AN.

North Dakota, up until a few years ago, was one of the only states "where you have to have a BSN." At this point, they are one of the only states that has a true shortage and seems to readily hire new grads, ADN or BSN, even into acute care. Don't you think that is ironic?

Em843

48 Posts

I have a BA in bio-psych and would prefer to do the ADN program mostly because it's so much cheaper. Does anyone know if hospitals in DC/MD still hire ADNs though? I have no problem with agreeing to get my BSN within a few years.

Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency, Trauma. Has 18 years experience.

FYI, a "recommendation" does not equal "mandate". :no:

Don't see this happening anytime soon; but if you want to decide to get your BSN, by all means, it won't hurt. :)