Hospitals increasingly look to hire nurses with higher degrees

  1. AURORA, CO - While nursing students who receive a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and those students who receive an associate degree in nursing (ADN) are both fulfilling the educational requirements to become registered nurses (RNs), a BSN may offer nurses a greater opportunity for career advancement, and more often than ever before, hospitals are looking for potential nurse candidates with higher degrees.
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  3. by   Esme12
    ......must we?

    I agree in some areas that are glutted with the diploma mill for profit programs this is true. Then the next will be that a BSN is pushed aside for the MSN. My wish is that nursing will finally decide on one entry level education and stop this once and for all.

    Checking into schools for my daughter.....I was recently told by a prominent nursing school in my area that with the BSN applications being in so much demand that the minimal requirements have been raised and without 4.0 it is essentially impossible to get accepted to the BSN entry (I'll believe it when I see it) and the academic requirements to be accepted into a MSN entry program were less stringent. To me that reads....if you are willing to spend more money we have all the openings you need.

    It's all about the money.....
  4. by   BSNbeauty
    Basically. Which is why I'm in school now for my BSN.