BSN isn't really needed in TN? - page 2

Hi everyone- I've been a New Yorker all of my life, but my family just bought a house in Eastern TN. I was an LPN in acute care from 93 to 08- RN, and just finished my BSN last year. The way... Read More

  1. by   flyfarfaraway
    I would say that it would take you less time to do a BSN program because you already have a lot of the prerequisites anyway having 2 degrees already. Go for it!
  2. by   Randi156
    the pay for everything is less here in TN, BUT the cost of living is also a lot cheaper than it is in NY. BSN is slowly starting to make its way in TN. I am only a student, but looking at job openings for a few years I have noticed some require a BSN. Give it time, if you really need to make more money go to middle or west TN or back to NY.
  3. by   Mijourney
    When applying for jobs, pay attention to the educational requirements. If it says BSN preferred, that means an associate or diploma nurse will be considered with the right background. Yes, TN is in the low pay range for nurses, but not in the top ten lowest states according to
  4. by   Pink Magnolia
    I know this is an old post, but I came across it and wanted to provide some current information. Nursing reciters told me that the Methodist LeBonheur Hospital system is wanting their ASN RNs to pursue their BSN within the next 3 years. By 2017, they will only be hiring BSN. They are trying to become a magnet hospital and they need their nurses to hold BSN degrees. Hope this information was helpful