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new grad advice

Hi everyone, I graduated from an ADN program in Dec '09, and I got accepted into a RN-BSN program starting fall 2010. I need advice: Should I continue to get my BSN or choose to get a job? I know the economy is really bad right now, but will obtaining a BSN degree will increase my chances of getting a job? If I do decide to finish school, will I still be considered a new grad after I graduate? If I get a job this summer and decide to obtain my BSN through online will that be frowned upon? Please any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Jackie

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Has 12 years experience. Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

I think your "new grad" status originates from when you got your RN, not when you complete and RN-to-BSN program. So no, you won't be a new grad when you get your BSN.

As far as employment, it depends on your area. Many employers seem to be showing a preference for BSN-prepared grads, but there are plenty of those without jobs right now, too. It's tough out there.

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