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Will they eventually phase out ADN RNs in favor of those with a BSN?

Also, if I don't aspire to really be anything more than a staff nurse will an ADN suffice? Do yall think I would be correct in assuming that this whole ADN vs.BSN thing is from higher education universities just wanting higher enrollments for more money? Because I've read some 4-year University web pages on the issue and that's what it sounds like to me ummm, Jayme, that really wasn't the question...

Asked By: James Hacker - 8/14/2007
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I think that the hospitals and nursing home facilities will sooner or later win out on this one. I have talked to many of them and they could care less if a nurse has a bachelor's or associate's degree. In fact, some of them even said that they PREFER an associate's degree, not because they have to pay them less, but... More
Answered By: nowhereuare - 8/14/2007
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Well I have heard two things, one where the BSN's will pretty much take over and run the whole nursing business, and the other where they won't. I am leaning towards the latter. There are not enough BSN's to replace all of the other levels of nurses and until there are only BSN programs in schools, there will be a wide... More
Answered By: audoribleaudrey - 8/14/2007
 
Considering the kind of EXTREME demand there is for nursing, I wouldn't worry a lick about whether you have a BS or AS for your intial career... More
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Answered By: Los Cabos SJD - 8/14/2007
 
I can't believethat people continue to discuss this topic. Who is better. I have heard this for years. Just because you have an ADN doesn't mean you have to "settle". You can climb the ladder just as anyone else does. I have an ADN and have been an RN for 14 years. I am a Dir of Nursing. I got here by hard work and... More
Answered By: Jayme M - 8/15/2007
 
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