Can a Diploma RN get a job in WI??

  1. Seriously considering moving to Milwaukee/Waukasha area so.....

    What a Diploma RN is: Entry into Practice: Diploma Programs for Registered Nursing

    In the Northeast there are still lots of hospital-based Diploma programs though there are more and more positions requiring at least an ADN and/or a BSN.

    I have a BS degree in something else so I am going to get my BSN fairly quickly since I have all of the General Education credits but I want to work as an RN while going to school and would like to move to WI as soon as I graduate. I've worked at a large urban hospital as a nursing assistant for two years while doing General Biology, Microbiology, A & P I and II, Human Growth and Development and Diversity in Healthcare and still do.

    Can someone with a Diploma get an RN job in WI, specifically in Milwaukee/Waukesha??

    Thanks so much!!
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  3. by   melizerd
    Likely without experience you wouldn't get hired over a ADN or BSN nurse. Even many of the new grads are having problems finding places hiring new grads.
  4. by   soxgirl2008
    You Can get hired. However, like the above poster said with so many ADN and BSN new grads out there it would be much harder for you to find a job. However your experience working in a hospital and having a previous degree may definitely help you!