Hired, based on having a BSN

  1. Many hospital organizations are going Magnet & thus having all RN's get their BSN's. However, when you have a new grad nurse who just passed their NCLEX, worked on the unit as a tech for many years, have a previous BS degree in a health related field & cant get hired on the unit they work, something's very wrong! A BSN isnt everything. You as a hospital are losing out on some very talented quality individuals based solely on having a BSN. I feel this is so wrong on many levels. Curious what your thoughts are on this.
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    About Premiee82, CNA

    Joined: Mar '12; Posts: 23; Likes: 6

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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Hire the ADNs. They're not as likely to quit to go to CRNA school as soon as they're off orientation.
  4. by   Premiee82
    Exactly! Spot on.
  5. by   SuburbsGirl
    Magnet requiring BSN is the biggest lie told in nursing next to Joint Commission caring about you having a covered drink at your work station.
    The only BSN requirement for magnet is unit manager.
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from SuburbsGirl
    Magnet requiring BSN is the biggest lie told in nursing next to Joint Commission caring about you having a covered drink at your work station.
    The only BSN requirement for magnet is unit manager.
    That is true, but it doesn't change the fact that many hospitals, whatever their rationale, are preferring or requiring BSNs these days.
  7. by   Premiee82
    It's just a $$ maker and you don't get any extra && by having it. If the places want BSN so badly, then the hospital needs to pay for it.
  8. by   Premiee82
    Agree. Havent heard just for a unit manager.
  9. by   C0SM0
    I just graduated with an ADN in December and was hired at a Magnet facility, in an RN position, three months before I even graduated.
  10. by   Leader25
    true,it is not Magnet driving the BSN bs.
  11. by   Leader25
    Rumors,many still hire ADN,experience in critical care is what they are desperate for.
  12. by   elkpark
    Quote from Premiee82
    It's just a $$ maker and you don't get any extra && by having it. If the places want BSN so badly, then the hospital needs to pay for it.
    Why should (or would) they pay for it, when there are plenty of RNs available who already have BSNs?
  13. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Premiee82
    Many hospital organizations are going Magnet & thus having all RN's get their BSN's. However, when you have a new grad nurse who just passed their NCLEX, worked on the unit as a tech for many years, have a previous BS degree in a health related field & cant get hired on the unit they work, something's very wrong! A BSN isnt everything. You as a hospital are losing out on some very talented quality individuals based solely on having a BSN. I feel this is so wrong on many levels. Curious what your thoughts are on this.
    Are you absolutely certain that this is the reason you were not hired?
  14. by   Wannabenurseneko
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Hire the ADNs. They're not as likely to quit to go to CRNA school as soon as they're off orientation.
    This is true because I would like to get a few years in at the hospital before I advance .

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