BSN requirements

  1. Are there any states that legally require a nurse to have a BSN? I know there are hospitals that choose to only hire BSN nurses... but are there any states that do?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   SiennaGreen
    I can't imagine that happening any time soon across the board on a state level. Seems like they would be shooting themselves in the foot.

    However, stranger things have happened.
  4. by   elkpark
    There is no US state that requires a BSN for licensure. Although there are usually a few states talking about the idea at any given moment, North Dakota is the only state that has ever passed legislation requiring it, many years ago, and they rescinded the requirement after a few years.