I have 8 years experience as an LVN in Texas. Med surg, wound care/home health, LTAC, IMU. I can pretty much hit the ground running in most med surg areas in an RN role. I will graduate with my BSN this semester. The program keeps pushing these "graduate nursing programs" that the big hospitals here provide for new grad RN hires. I don't want to enter into one of these programs, because I'm not a new nurse. I also don't want to earn the same as I was when I was an RN, which is what these programs pay. I know there's a hospital here that considers your LVN experience (if in a certain acute care area) as RN experience when deciding on what they will pay. I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this? I can always work at my current LTAC hospital as a BSN in IMU and train for ICU and make a very good wage that would take into account my experience, but I was looking at taking advantage of graduating from a prestigious BSN program and getting some time in at one of the big fancy hospitals.