From reading these boards, I understand that having a BSN is preferable (an understatement) in this competitive market. And no amount of whining about the higher cost of tuition and lost income during an accelerated BSN will change this fact. So I'm not here to whine, but I would like to know if there is *anything* that could help an ADN land a first position so they could work toward a BSN part-time while nursing?
- Volunteer experience in a hospital or long-term care facility?
- PhD in cell biology?
- Good old-fashioned networking?
Anything you can think of ... ? Or is it really just a losing battle if you're in a BSN-saturated area?