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Is it harder to land a job with just an ADN?

I was wanting to return back to college to get a degree in nursing since I'm currently a Laser Tech/Esthetician. I've tried to search the differences between an ADN and a BSN. BSN's usually go on to their masters and specialize in something, correct? Or are they the baseline just to land a RN job nowadays? I would just want to be a baseline RN, just to be able to safely administer injectables in the state of Texas (even though they still require a sign off). I would also use this to be a more well rounded skin specialist and laser tech. The thing is if I wanted to work as a RN, would it be harder for me to land a job simply because of only going for ADN? Or is the difference negligible. Obviously I would think a BSN would be chosen over an ADN, but what if there weren't enough applicants? Wanted to know the opinions of those already in the nursing field. Thank you in advance!

Asked By: Jesse - 1/5/2013
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Depends on where you want to work, & what state you are in. A lot of states are leaning more towards requiring their employees to have BSNs or even master's degrees. If I were you I would go ahead & get your ADN, then maybe work (if you can find a job) while getting your BSN. Not all BSNs go for higher education, it's... More
Answered By: KJD050312 - 1/6/2013
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You can be a RN with either an associate or bachelor degree, however only those with a bachelor degree can be head nurse, Director of Nursing, do research, consulting, or teach nursing. Some hospitals no longer hire RN's with an associate degree and the trend is expected to continue, however they can work at a doctor'... More
Answered By: Prairie Girl - 1/5/2013
 
Am a nurse and worked five years in dermatology clinic and am familiar with laser hair removal (and other machines). Most of the time however, I was with the doctors in surgery suite... More
Answered By: Pooky™ - 1/5/2013
 
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