Im an ADN with a Masters Degree in Biology

by Socal_EMT Socal_EMT Member

Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Cardiology. Has 4 years experience.

Is a BSN or MSN required to land a good hospital job?

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience. 6,881 Posts

What is your idea of a good hospital job? Market yourself with your degrees.. to get it.

Sour Lemon

Has 12 years experience. 5,016 Posts

Is a BSN or MSN required to land a good hospital job?

In Socal, your options will be more limited without a BSN ...especially as a new graduate. Degrees in other fields (even related ones) typically don't inspire much consideration. Even individuals who've worked as Licensed Vocational Nurses find that their nursing experience doesn't count for much when applying for employment as a new grad Registered Nurse.

That being said, I've had no trouble finding employment with an ADN and a few years of experience. I don't have the same number of options as my BSN "cousins", though.



927 Posts

in my area, your non-nursing degree won't help. they want experience + BSN. if you're ADN you'll need work experience and very good connections to get a hospital job. Otherwise you'll have a better chance at nursing homes/LTC's or psych clinics.