New grad program more than 1 year after graduation?

  1. I've been wondering about this:

    I'm currently attending an ADN program in California. My goal is to eventually get my BSN.

    I read on this forum that new grads unable to find employment within one year after graduation lose their eligibility for new grad programs at many hospitals: When an Unemployed New Grad is No Longer a New Grad - Nursing for Nurses

    What about students who graduate from ADN programs, pass the NCLEX, and then transfer straight into BSN programs without obtaining work experience (aside from the clinical experience the BSN program may offer)? Are these RNs considered new grads again once they graduate with their BSN?

    In other words, do these RNs lose their eligibility to be hired into new grad programs one year after their ADN graduation but regain it when they graduate from their BSN program?

    Please enlighten me. Thank you!
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  3. by   PediLove2147
    I don't know for sure but I would think your 1 year would restart after you receive your BSN..
  4. by   Meriwhen
    If you went straight from the ADN to the BSN without working at all as an RN, then I think you'd be considered a new grad when you finish the BSN program.

    On the other hand, if you got the ADN and were working as a RN while completing the BSN, I'm not sure if you'd be considered a new grad again when you finish the BSN since you do have actual work experience. This is the position I'm next year when I graduate, I'll let you know if recruiters assign new grad status to me