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National trend...hiring only BSN's?

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PeacefulRN has 2 years experience and works as a Med-Surg Nurse.

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My current hospital is requiring all ASN nurses to get their BSN by 2020 in order to remain employed. Several hospitals in my area (Indiana) are not hiring any nurses except those with BSN degrees. Is this a national trend? I was hoping to start travel nursing soon, but am thinking I should probably go back to school if this is the way things are going. Any feedback/comments appreciated.

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lindykid has 15+ years experience and works as a RN.

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I have seen this happening as well. I have been out of nursing for a while and looking to go back. In my search, I noticed that the job market in now open for BSN and slowly closing for ADN of which I am a part of. I am back in school to finish that degree that I did start after I graduated but never finished because I was busy with work, kids and everything else. Now it seems as if there is no alternative if you want that old job back. I know the job that I once held is now requiring that BSN. So off I go. I hope you are successful because the national trend is favoring the higher degree.

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Yep this is happening all over. My advice...go back to school & get your BSN in the next couple of years, so you'll be ahead of the curve, then work toward getting your MSN soon after that.

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So I realized my answer may have been confusing lol go back to school, get your BSN, work as a BSN nurse for a year or 2, then hit the road as a travel nurse for a few years. Then if you decide you no longer want to do travel nursing, go back to school & get your MSN.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Emergency / Trauma Nurse.

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Yes that is the trend so I'd get your BSN.....your hospital....Are they paying for it?

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Sadala has 3 1/2 years experience and works as a RN - Med Surg.

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Do you have to practice as an ADN prior to beginning a BSN degree? And... can't you do the ADN to BSN online?

I had wanted to both start working and completing an online BSN asap after completing my ADN... I need to stay local for two years after I graduate in order to fulfill my obligation for my scholarship. So I had wanted to use that time to complete my BSN as well so that it would be easier to relocate after (if I was interested in relocating).

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roseonye works as a RN.

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some hospitals in nyc are still hiring ASN. some will hire ASN as long as you are enrolled in a BSN program.

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TamTamRN-RRT works as a RN RRT.

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I was hired with my ASN but have to be enrolled in RN-BSN within 6 months or I get the boot!!!

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Kidrn911 has 12 years experience and works as a RN.

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Yes, I have seen it

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DoGoodThenGo works as a Entrepreneur - Business Owner.

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some hospitals in nyc are still hiring ASN. some will hire ASN as long as you are enrolled in a BSN program.

NYP, NYU-Langone, NS-LIJ, Mount Sinai, and pretty much all of the top tier NYC hospital systems are either requiring or prefer BSN new grads. NS-LIJ announced a year or so ago that as of 2012 or 2013 (cannot remember the exact year) they would no longer hire ADN grads. ADN graduates on staff already would be given a certain amount of time to go for their BSN, and if by some chance an ADN grad does get hired she/he has to also agree to complete their four year degree within a certain time frame or be discharged.

Being as all this may an experienced ADN nurse probably has a better shot in the NYC job market than a new grad with the same education. Also in the race to compete for scarce full time RN positions BSN prepared nurses usually come first with experienced ADNs second.

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somedaypeds has 1 years experience and works as a Home Health, Peds..

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It is the same in Columbus, Ohio. BSN's are preferred and if you get hired as an ADN, you are expected to get your BSN within 5 years of date of hire. The job market here is tough.

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What about in the South?

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