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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!



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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