It took me 9.5 years to get my BSN - I never dreamed it would take so long!
Others are collaborating with four-year colleges to make a seamless bridge from the associate's degree (AD) program to the BSN program.
New York's 'BSN in 10' law and the push for 80% of nurses to hold BSN by 2020.
Yet, it now appears that hospitals' increasing preference for hiring BSNs that began in the mid-2000s, the 2010 IOM recommendation to expand the number of BSN-prepared RNs, and the expected growth in new roles for nurses associated with the implementation of health reforms have combined to transform the educational composition of the nursing workforce.
Even excluding the effect of RN-to-BSN programs, however, the number of entry-level BSN degrees obtained has continued increasing steadily since 2003, as the number of ADNs has leveled off.
Caption: August 21, 2015 UNM graduates the first cohort to complete the common statewide curriculum--64 BSN
graduates of which eight completed their coursework while attending CNM through a partnership with UNM.
The Institute of Medicine recommends that 80 percent of nurses have a BSN by 2020; Magnet status requires an action plan to reach this goal.
The average time to complete RN-to- BSN education was 2.63 years.
Convene all stakeholders to begin a dialogue on BSN in 10 for educational advancement.
Develop timeline for implementation of a process to transition future ADN and diploma educated nurses to the BSN within 10 years of graduation.
If anything, the wage gap between ADNs and BSNs, which has been relatively constant over the last decade at roughly $10,000 for RNs in hospital and other settings, has shrunk slightly in the last 2 years.
Most studies of care outcomes differences between ADNs and BSNs have focused on hospital care; there is no evidence to suggest any quality differences in nonhospital settings.