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ADN/BSN   (1,434 Views | 6 Replies)
by kozmo58 kozmo58 (New) New

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I am currently working as a LPN and have been since 1996, if that says something. Just never found the time to go back and get the RN. Finally succeed and made that goal and am taking the bridge LPN to RN. I will have my ADN by end of 2015. But I can't stop there because as I started, I was hit with the realization that by 2015 that RN's will start being required to get BSN, especially clinician's, but it will eventually roll-over to inpatient. It did with LPN role, we can only work in clinical setting now and that to is diminishing. For people looking to start nursing career---best to just go for it. Get the RN-ADN but don't stop. Besides I don't think we ever stop learning.

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Just to clarify...it will NOT be REQUIRED by 2015....however there is an increasing trend to hire only BSN graduates.

CONGRATS! on starting school!

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I was hit with the realization that by 2015 that RN's will start being required to get BSN
At the present time there is no law in existence that mandates current RNs with ASNs or diplomas to obtain BSN degrees by 2015.

North Dakota enacted a law in 1987 requiring all RNs practicing in that state to be educated at the BSN degree level, and all LPNs practicing there to be educated at the associate degree level. The law was repealed in 2003 due to a shortage of nurses in ND.

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chiandre has 25 years experience and specializes in EDUCATION;HOMECARE;MATERNAL-CHILD; PSYCH.

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OP, you are on the right track!! Keep going. I am proud of you! You DID not give up!! You kept moving towards your goal. I am sure you had so many obstacles along the way, but you NEVER gave up!!!

I believe that learning is lifelong too. Whether BSN is required or not, Nursing is moving towards that direction. I applaud you for recognizing what you need to do to succeed!

I am cheering you on. You will succeed!!

Good Luck!!

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laKrugRN specializes in Cardiac, ER, Pediatrics, Corrections.

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Good for you for going back!! :) A BSN will help you and open more doors, but is not a requirement. Do what you feel is right!

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No Stars In My Eyes has 43 years experience and specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

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LPN's are not being hired anymore and being phased out in more and more hospitals in my state; the ADN is the newer version of the LPN. Best go on to the BSN to keep and widen your options.

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Everline specializes in public health, women's health, reproductive health.

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The ADN is not the "newer version" of the LPN.

To the OP, I'm glad you are continuing on with your education. Keep striving!

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