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  1. foreverLaur

    WHY does a B.S. + RN not equal BSN

    Your options with the MSN are: Adult Acute Care NP Adult NP Adult Oncology CNS Clinical Nurse Leader Neonatal NP Nurse Midwifery Nursing and Health Systems Management Nursing Science Pediatric NP Pediatric Acute Care NP Psychiatric Mental Health NP Women's Heath NP I will be staring next fall into the adult acute care NP program with an ADN and BA. No other coursework required. And this is at a top 30 ranked program in the country. Statistics, microbiology, pathopysiology, gen chem, ochem were all required components of my ADN.
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    WHY does a B.S. + RN not equal BSN

    MS Traditional Admissions | College of Nursing I have heard they are pretty lenient with the 2 classes you need in terms of which classes or experience. If you inquire about the RN-BSN program and have a non-nursing bachelors, they will suggest you just go straight into the MSN. Worst case scenario, you take 2 online classes the semester before you start. Sure beats a RN-BSN program any day. When I spoke to the lady in charge of admissions, she said approximately 15% of students have to take one or both before they start. The other 85% go straight in.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    Here's a list of the courses I took in my ADN program. It doesn't seem like much is really missing from a typical BSN program... Introduction to Professional Nursing: Concepts and Practice Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I Health Assessment Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice Introduction to Therapeutic Communication for Health Professionals Pharmacology for Nurses Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts Concepts in Community Health Nursing Nursing Care of Children and Their Families Nursing Care of Women and Their Families During Reproductive Transitions Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Using Advanced Nursing Skills to Manage the Care of Critically Ill Adult Patients Leadership and Management of Nursing Practice Before starting, I had to take lifespan development psychology, anatomy, physiology, statistics, nutrition, and microbiology. We had about 1200 clinical hours and do a preceptorship our last semester.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    One hospital I was interested says: "Graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing baccalaureate program (BSN). Candidates graduating from an Associates Degree-to-BSN or LPN-to-BSN programs are not eligible"
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    WHY does a B.S. + RN not equal BSN

    SiestaRN - I PM'd you a highly ranked MSN program that allows you to go straight into the MSN (no RN-BSN courses required). You are looked at the same way as a BSN.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    This is nothing like how it is in my area. My ADN program did clinical rotations at every single major hospital in the are (all Magnet) and we even did more Magnet hospital based clinical rotations than one of the BSN programs. We also learned cardiac rhythms in depth and I took courses in acute/critical care nursing which I have heard is uncommon in ADN programs. The simulation labs are really awesome, but certainly not a replacement. Taking care of an ICU patient during a code on a Sim did, however, help me feel more comfortable in the ICU in clinicals.
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    Slapped across the face by male patient

    Yes, I would definitely file a police report. I just wouldn't have high expectations. I had a male patient close fist punch me in the face unprovoked (I said YES when he asked for another Sprite) at work who was alert & oriented x3 and nothing ever came of the police report, unfortunately.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    When I said my last semester is, I meant that I am currently in my last semester :) Nursing was just a second career for me - I already have a bachelors degree and I work in clinical research. I wish I could have done a 2nd degree accelerated BSN program but given the significantly higher cost (my ADN programs is $79 a credit hour) and the inability to work full-time... it simply wasn't an option.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    I'm not sure what kind of ADN program you graduated from, but we discussed ethics extensively, had an entire class on community health nursing (including a few clinicals in public health nursing), and always used evidence based practice nursing. Whoever said ADN nurses don't do a boatload of research and write a boatload of papers clearly didn't actually go to nursing school! My whole last semester is nursing leadership. Specialty electives were required and I took them in end of life nursing, trauma nursing, and critical care nursing.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    Hmm... how does changing the ADN to a BSN make for a better living? In my area, pay is the same. So please elaborate on the living differences? And I do a perfectly fine job at communicating, writing, and critical thinking. I do have a bachelors degree, was heavily involved in research and writing in undergraduate, and currently work in clinical research. I actually have BSN students working with me as part of their curriculum and I'm in charge of their assignments.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    Yes, all those history, linguistics, world music, and politics classes I took for my bachelors degree is going to make me a MUCH better nurse. Personally, I'm skipping the BSN because the MSN program in my area allows ADN + non-nursing bachelors to enter straight into the MSN just like a BSN grad would. And several ADN programs in my area have higher pass rates and more clinical hours than the BSN programs. A lot of the ADN grads, at least recently, are adults with families or career changers who cannot go back and do a 4 year BSN program. It is time consuming and expensive. My ADN program was dirt cheap and I'll have the same job as the BSN grads do and I got my senior preceptorship over a lot of them.
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    ADN's being pushed out

    The hospital I will be working at when I graduate is Magnet and requires ADN RNs to get a BSN within 5 years, but has 100% tuition reimbursement if you attend their nursing program (which is top 20 ranked, so no complaints from me)!
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    Help needed and severe advice about CRNA

    CCRN would be a big resume booster too. Some programs are starting to require it.
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    Help needed and severe advice about CRNA

    Don't rush it because of this as it is not true. I promise you will not have get a doctorate degree to be an advanced practice nurse effective 2015 :)
  15. I am graduating in December and I am starting to convert my business resume into a nursing resume so I can start looking for jobs soon! I have no idea how to make a nursing resume and my school doesn't offer any help. I winged one and I was hoping someone could critique it for me! Many thanks in advance! I am hoping to get into a new grad nurse internship or fellowship, preferably into an ICU or ER. There are 4 that I am interested in that are located where I live and 3 of them are at the hospital where I am currently employed. I do not want to do a RN-BSN program as the hospital where I work is part of a university and I am eligible to direct enter into their MSN program without a BSN, but would be willing to do so if it came down to getting a job or not. Resume is in Microsoft Office format and is attached to this posting! Thank you! NursingResumeDeidentified.doc
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