Dear Nurse Beth,
I am a baby nurse (first semester RN student) and I am applying for a job as PCT. My medical experience is limited to my schooling. I recently heard back from the HR department. He said that one of the managers on the floor I applied to asked when I am getting my BSN. I am unsure how to answer that as I thought I had to complete my RN before I could even start working on my BSN. What kind of answer are they looking for? Can I start working on it prior to graduating with my ADN?
It sounds like the manager may be interested in you as a future RN hire, and wants to know if you have plans to get your BSN. Is the hospital hiring primarily BSNs? Let the HR person know you intend to get your BSN.
You can start working on your BSN after you graduate from your ADN program. By the way, you are a nursing student, not a "baby nurse". You are not a nurse until you are licensed by your state board. Good luck in your studies.
Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!