I am a brand new ADN RN wanting to specialize in pediatrics, however the hospitals here are magnet and will only hire BSN nurses. I am starting my BSN classes end of this month, but have to work elsewhere meanwhile. My question is, which would look more appealing when I apply once I have my BSN.. acute adult experience in the hospital, or a pediatric psychiatric position I could obtain now? My mom, who has been an ED RN for 20 years is insisting if I do pediatric pysch, the hospitals will not look at that as real experience. I wanted to get your opinions though as I would much rather stay in pediatrics if possible without hindering my future chances.