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by callinshotz callinshotz (Member)

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Just curious. I am in Dallas. Does anyone know if you can get hired with an rn and non nursing bachelors degree in a hospital? I have a bachelors in healthcare Studies which is just a pre-med degree. I was looking at the rn to msn degree program at TWU but they don’t award a bsn to students who already hold a bachelors degree. 

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Your non-nursing BS is irrelevant for nursing jobs. They will value you as an RN with an ASN degree.

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On ‎8‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 9:52 AM, NICU Guy said:

Your non-nursing BS is irrelevant for nursing jobs. They will value you as an RN with an ASN degree.

Not always true.  I know nurses working in VA hospitals who have bachelors or masters that are outside of nursing and they came in at a higher grade than those who held associate degrees in nursing.  It was the BS  or MS that paid more, not limited to the BSN or MSN.

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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The OP was asking if they would get hired with an ASN and a non-nursing BS. My assumption is that the hospitals are asking for BSN which not the same as an ASN and a non-nursing BS. They weren't asking about pay rates.

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8 hours ago, Waiting for Retirement said:

Not always true.  I know nurses working in VA hospitals who have bachelors or masters that are outside of nursing and they came in at a higher grade than those who held associate degrees in nursing.  It was the BS  or MS that paid more, not limited to the BSN or MSN.

This is very rare though. The person might possibly get a tiny bit more money.

You are paid for the job for which you are hired. People with various BS and MS degrees do not usually get paid anything extra, unless the job requires it.

I think you know what 2k a year is after taxes, right?

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16 hours ago, NICU Guy said:

The OP was asking if they would get hired with an ASN and a non-nursing BS. My assumption is that the hospitals are asking for BSN which not the same as an ASN and a non-nursing BS. They weren't asking about pay rates.

True. I’m not sure about what someone with new grad status might find when initially looking for employment.

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JBMmom has 6 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care.

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When I first graduated from nursing school with my ADN, I applied at a local hospital that required advanced degrees but my MS in another science did not meet the requirements. I completed a RN-MSN program and was then eligible for hire.

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37 minutes ago, JBMmom said:

When I first graduated from nursing school with my ADN, I applied at a local hospital that required advanced degrees but my MS in another science did not meet the requirements. I completed a RN-MSN program and was then eligible for hire.

If anyone's non nursing degree pays a nickel, I will be very, very surprised.

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1 hour ago, Oldmahubbard said:

If anyone's non nursing degree pays a nickel, I will be very, very surprised.

Me too. I went on the word of a friend that said "just apply, I can get you in there". Even having a VP friend can't help when your other degree isn't in nursing. Some days I'm a little sad that my first 6 years of schooling post high school don't count for anything anymore. But, that's life with a second career.

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