New grad ADN and moving to Texas! Do I have a chance with ADN


  • Specializes in Cardiac Unit, Tele, Med/Surg, Oncology,.

hi everyone! I just recently got my endorsement rn license for TX and i already applied at MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann n Cypress Fairbanks, i have only ADN degree but got BA non nursing but continue my degree to MSN. Am i gonna have a hard time to get in a New Grad position cause everybody wants BSN? Pls help

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

An increasing number of hospitals in the major cities of Texas prefer graduates with BSN degrees for their new grad programs. However, most non-acute care hospital employers (nursing homes, home health, private duty, clinics, psychiatric facilities, LTAC hospitals, rehab hospitals) hire new nurses with ADNs. And a few hospitals still hire new grads with ADNs.

Specializes in ER, progressive care. Has 7 years experience.

Hospitals in suburbs hire new grads with ADNs, too. You honestly won't really know until you try, but my advice is do not move until you have secured employment.