Is this just another rumor??? - page 2
:uhoh3: Hy everyone, A classmate of mine told me friday that she was told by "someone who is on the nursing teacher staff"... that soon only BSN's will be allowed--no more ADN Rn's. This can't be... Read More
May 24, '04Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 132; Likes: 2Quote from JimmyMalloActually, part of the rumor was that RNs with associate degrees would have a specified amount of time in which to obtain their baccalaureate degrees. (I would assume the same for diploma nurses...) If they failed to do this within the alloted time, which I believe was supposed to be 10 years(?), they would be "demoted" to LPNs. I don't see that one happening. I'd move first as a matter of principle.If it is anything like EVERY other piece of legislation ever presented. Even if they did require this they would be forced to grandfather in every ADN graduate currently practicing as well as all of those VERY experienced diploma nurses. Not likely to happen without some foresight and debate so I don't think anyone should worry, but someday maybe. Hell, if they keep increasing the pre-reqs for the ADN programs they may all turn into BSN programs anyway ROFL
May 24, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: gynecology/oncology ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 562; Likes: 9Quote from canoeheadThat's a good one. :chuckleThat was a rumor 20 years ago and it still hasn't happened so if I was you I wouldn't get my knickers in a knot.
May 24, '04Occupation: pediatric home care Joined: May '04; Posts: 703; Likes: 7Quote from sabine_rnI graduated in the mid 70s and it was being tried very shortly after. Worried us at first but it soon becasme apparent that it is impossible to keep enought of those BSN nurses at the bedside.Hy everyone,
A classmate of mine told me friday that she was told by "someone who is on the nursing teacher staff"... that soon only BSN's will be allowed--no more ADN Rn's.
This can't be true, can it??? We already have a nurse shortage, so if it would take 4 yrs. to "produce" new RN's, would'nt this make things much worse???
Also, isn't the only difference between ADN and BSN that BSN has more non-nursing classes completed?
I'm an LPN student and want to do the bridge to RN, but I really do not want a BSN---I need to work!
Thanks for anyone clarifying this for me.
Hospitals that have tried it have found they had to install revolving doors by the time clock!
May 24, '04Occupation: Acute Medicine/ Palliatve Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 274; Likes: 4In Canada I believe there is only a couple of provinces who will hire less than a BSN now. All schooling is BSN only, no more diploma. hope this helps!
May 24, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 791; Likes: 9What does that mean for us that will have a BS in some other discipline?
Would we have to get an MSN then?
May 24, '04Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 37Thanks for all the info. You know what gets me though---they want us all to get a BSN, but as far as I have been told by RN's, the pay is the same for ADN-BSN. Doesn't seem fair to me! 2 more yrs. of school X 40k of pay lost or cut due to going to school... and you are NOT paying me more to make up for the lost time/money???? Yeah, sure...