Will I get hired? ADN + non-nursing bachelor's

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by 8130 8130 Member

I am hoping that the expertise of some of the RNs here could guide me. I have a non nursing (non science) bachelor's degree. And an accelerated post-baccalaureate RN program is not in my price range so I am working towards an ADN degree.

Does anyone know if my previous bachelor's + ADN will meet the bachelor's requirements for getting hired? Or will I need to continue and finish a second bachelor's (RN to BSN)?

Thank you very much for any advice you have!

BittyBabyGrower

BittyBabyGrower, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, educator. 1,823 Posts

I know our hospital only recognizes a BSN. I work with a few people with BS in other areas and can't advance to higher positions without a BSN.

VANurse2010

VANurse2010

Has 6 years experience. 1,526 Posts

I was in the same position. You will have difficulty without a BSN. Should it be like that? Not in my opinion, but that's how it is. Fortunately, you can do an RN-to-BSN fairly swiftly because of your previous degree.

Pangea Reunited, ASN, RN

Has 6 years experience. 1,547 Posts

A degree in another area won't make up for not having a bachelor's in nursing. How difficult or easy it is to get hired with "just" an ADN depends on the area you're in, though.

vanilla bean

861 Posts

Does anyone know if my previous bachelor's + ADN will meet the bachelor's requirements for getting hired?

No, it will not meet a BSN requirement.

LorettaPlumley

LorettaPlumley

3 Posts

You can check for the different positions available on the portal.

nutella

nutella, MSN, RN

1 Article; 1,509 Posts

I am hoping that the expertise of some of the RNs here could guide me. I have a non nursing (non science) bachelor's degree. And an accelerated post-baccalaureate RN program is not in my price range so I am working towards an ADN degree.

Does anyone know if my previous bachelor's + ADN will meet the bachelor's requirements for getting hired? Or will I need to continue and finish a second bachelor's (RN to BSN)?

Thank you very much for any advice you have!

A BS in a different area does not equal a BSN and you would not qualify for a BSN position with a ADN.

It depends on your area if most employers prefer a BSN or would take you with a ADN...

I'm an ADN grad in NC and have easily been hired at 2 different hospitals; both have magnet status. None of my classmates had any issues getting hired without a BSN.

8130

8130

98 Posts

Thank you to everyone who responded! I will hopefully be able to get some type of a job after my ADN and then will work toward a second bachelor's (BSN).