Quote from duke4470
I currently work as a CNA...but, my plan is to go into a straight RN program...then get my BSN. Reason? In 2015, everything is going to change. LVN's (or LPN's) are going to become obsolete. They are going to require all current LPN's/LVN's to get their RN...and all RN's to get their BSN.
The American Nurses Association first proposed the phasing-out of LPNs in 1965, more than 45 years ago. It has not happened, and it will not happen anytime soon. Certain settings (hospice, LTC, home health, private duty, clinics, doctors offices, etc.). do not want to pay the money for an all-RN staff.
North Dakota has been the only state to even attempt to force all RNs to earn their BSN degree. Guess what happened? A mass exodus of nurses left the state, and North Dakota had to quickly repeal this rule. At the present time, less than 40 percent of all RNs are educated at the BSN level or beyond, and there are not enough BSN programs in the country to get all RN/ADNs graduated with a BSN.
Rumors are not even worth a grain of salt.