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Who would you hire?

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In a scenario involving a nurse with an associates degree who has 10+ years experience and a nurse who just graduated with a bachelor's degree but no previous experience, who would you decide to hire and why?

Kuriin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency. Has 5 years experience.

iluvsoccer11, AllNurses.com does not provide answers to homework, and this includes interview questions. I recommend you go to a local hospital or clinic and speak to a nurse in person.

WookieeRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 4 years experience.

No one hires someone from stats on a piece of paper without meeting them. It depends on the interview.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

No one hires someone from stats on a piece of paper without meeting them. It depends on the interview.

For me, it would also depend on what position I was trying to fill ... what, exactly I was looking for in filling that position, etc.

WookieeRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 4 years experience.

For me, it would also depend on what position I was trying to fill ... what, exactly I was looking for in filling that position, etc.

Yes, I agree. I would also need to consider the staff I currently have for what I am looking for in a candidate. I have seen employees that were AMAZING on paper turn into nightmares (and vice versa).

RNNPICU, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU. Has 13 years experience.

Agree with others, depends on the mix already on the unit, job responsibilities, depends what else is on their CV

ZooMommyRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ER, Peds ER-CPEN. Has 13 years experience.

Where I work it would be the new BSN unless the ADN is more than 1/2 way through a BSN program and even then the hiring manager has to take it before a review committee. therefore out night shift is about to have more employees with 2yrs or less experience vs experienced ED nurses. Don't get me wrong, the union and contract can be great tools but sometimes creates quite the imbalance of experience

Why, oh why, are these questions always posed as the ADN with tons of experience vs. a new grad BSN? Do people really think there's no such thing as an experienced BSN? Or an inexperienced new-grad ADN?

Why, oh why, are these questions always posed as the ADN with tons of experience vs. a new grad BSN? Do people really think there's no such thing as an experienced BSN? Or an inexperienced new-grad ADN?

I agree

3peas

Has 5 years experience.

All roads lead to Mecca. We all chose our path for various reasons and until there is only one path each of us will choose the path that best fits us. Most other professions have one way, we are fortunate to still have choices. Like all jobs when you apply you throw your hat into the ring with many other people who have various educational backgrounds and experiences. They might out-weigh you in education or experience or they might not. This kind of attitude is what perpetuates the cycle of animosity amongst nurses.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

Why, oh why, are these questions always posed as the ADN with tons of experience vs. a new grad BSN? Do people really think there's no such thing as an experienced BSN? Or an inexperienced new-grad ADN?

This. Definitely this.

New grad BSN's become experienced nurses.

Experienced ADN's only become BSN's if they go back to school.

Why, oh why, are these questions always posed as the ADN with tons of experience vs. a new grad BSN? Do people really think there's no such thing as an experienced BSN? Or an inexperienced new-grad ADN?

Yes! And I wish I had a buck for every post that I read in which there are LPNs "running circles around" the RNs.....as though there's never been an experienced LPN who was crappy, nor a new RN who was good.

Blanket generalities serve justice to no one.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

There is much more than a degree when it comes to hiring. Much, much more. You can't just look at that ever. Trust me from someone who spent about 8 years hiring and firing people.