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new grad or not after BSN completion with RN license?

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by VWnurseCA VWnurseCA (New) New

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I have received my ADN in 2009 and since then only had 2 years of RN experience as a home health nurse in San Jose, CA (also have one year in ALF as an LVN). Right now I am trying to get a full-time job anywhere else but home health agency, no luck so far. I was thinking if I complete a BSN program will I be considered a new grad- this way I can apply to some new grad programs - or not? Seriously, I am so desperate to find a full-time job in NorCal!

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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I don't know for certain...I'm thinking that many places don't consider RN-BSNs as being new grads. Also, a lot of facilities attach an experience requirement to their new grad programs, such as having less than 12 months of RN experience.

However, I'm not a HR rep. The best way to get the answer to your question is to write the HR/nurse recruiter of a facility and ask if you would be eligible. After all, the worst they can say is "No."

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Meriwhen, thank you for your response.

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NickiLaughs has 11 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

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I'm fairly certain you are not eligible, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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thank you, NickiLaughs, I am guessing, I should go get my MSN soon. I am looking in Bay Area, but no schools are offering direct ADN to MSN program :(

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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thank you, NickiLaughs, I am guessing, I should go get my MSN soon. I am looking in Bay Area, but no schools are offering direct ADN to MSN program :(

What about online programs? I know Aspen has a RN-to-MSN, and there are definitely others out there.

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Meriwhen, yes I am considering online ADn to MSN also... this is a whole other topic, I have to ask people around here about the good ones and relatively cheap ones too.

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