Average Salary for ADN vs BSN - page 8
I know this will vary greatly by region, but what is the average pay for an entry-level nurse (right out of school) with an Associates in Nursing versus a Bachelors in Nursing? Has anyone found that... Read More
Jan 1, '12Joined: Sep '10; Posts: 1,160; Likes: 254I have a degree in Healthcare Administration from the UOP. I am current,y finishing up prereq's for a degree as a ADN. What are my chances of receiving a position in management, if any? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Jan 3, '12Occupation: CVICU Stepdown Specialty: 3+ year(s) of experience in Cardiac/Tele/CVICU ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 211; Likes: 158At my hospital, BSN gets you a quarter more per hour. I was a single mom doing it all on my own, needed my degree fast, chose an ADN program which has a better rep than the local BSN program, and have never regretted it. My student loans are about $10K less than they would've been w/ the BSN so I couldn't see .25/hour doing me much good.
Jan 3, '12Occupation: CVICU Stepdown Specialty: 3+ year(s) of experience in Cardiac/Tele/CVICU ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 211; Likes: 158Deleted to edit.
Jan 3, '12Occupation: CVICU Stepdown Specialty: 3+ year(s) of experience in Cardiac/Tele/CVICU ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 211; Likes: 158Quote from MandaRN94FYI, critical thinking was taught from day one in my ADN program. That's what it's all about. Skills can be taught to a monkey ~ that was a quote from one of my nursing instructors. We were taught to be good nurses, not trade workers.I have to disagree -ADN and BSN school is not the same. I do believe the BSN should be mandatory. If we want to be thought of as professionals we need to have the education to back it up. Yes , taking care of pts is important , blah blah, blah but the BSN also educates nurses about critical thinking skills and theory. Any one can be taught to put in a foley in -nursing needs to be more than a trade school.
Jan 4, '12Joined: Nov '11; Posts: 28; Likes: 6Im 23 and just finished my BSN and got licensed...so yes it was 4 years, and the nursing core classes are the same, but it is worth the investment! & of course all the rude comments towards BSN nurses come from ADN nurses!
At the end of the day we are a NURSE! Patient care is our main focus, and the advantage of a BSN prepared nurse is that we can go into management, which is huge! & yes we are looked up to as "professionals"
But again patients are our main concern, and thats what matters.
Im from Texas, and the difference in pay is $4.25 as of now..
Jan 9, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '05; Posts: 9; Likes: 2what hospital is that ???!!!!!!????!!!! that pays almost $45/hr to new grads ?
Jan 10, '12Occupation: RN Pediatrics Specialty: Cardiac Care ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 1,190; Likes: 517Big teaching hospital, magnet status, only hiring BSN new grad RNs right now, because they can, starting pay, less than a new grad LPN at an LTC!
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