Friday, June 22, 2007

annoying

I am so sick of non-BSN RNs putting down the BSN students. All they ever say is that BSN doesn't have enough hands-on skills or that we don't like to "touch the patient." Whatever the HELL that means. All I know is my friend goes to the local college, is getting her ASN and she has one day a week in a hospital and guess what? I HAVE ONE DAY A WEEK TOO. ALSO, she doesn't even go into the hospital until the second half of the semester, whereas we start from day one and now we have 12 hours. So wherever people are getting this idea,I DON'T KNOW. I think it ultimately comes down to them being self-conscious about someone with a "higher degree." If I went straight from high school to university, why would I get an associates? To me, that was never even an option. In fact, I didn't even know what an associates degree was until I graduated. I don't ever say, "ooh, ASN RNs have less education and they are stupid!" NO, because it is not true. Therefore, I do not appreciate older people putting down my choice and my education. I go to a GREAT school and it is highly competitive, so I'm not going to feel like less of a person just because someone feels bad about their own choices.

5 comments:

AO said...

I don't begrudge anyone's nursing degree; we all work our collective assess off to be nurses. ASN, BSN, we all get pimped, write papers and generally fee clueless. We need solidarity not judgement ;-)

Nicole said...

I know, which is why it is very upsetting to me when I respect everyone, but when I tell nurses without BSN that I am in a BSN program, they always have some put-down comment.

mamaduk said...

Par for the course. Sadly, nurses eat their young. I graduated in 1999 from an ADN program. We actually had 2 days of clinicals per week, not one, though. The only semester we had that we weren't on the floor at the outset was the first one and for that we started one month into the semester. The other three semesters clinicals started immediately and were 16 to 24 hours per week. In order to get a BSN it was simply a matter of going to a non-hands-on program following graduation from the ADN program one day a week for four more semesters. I think THAT'S where ADN nurses get the idea that BSN nurses don't have as much hands-on time. There's no more, but not less either.

RN Someday said...

I too am tired of the ADN BSN debate - for pete's sake we all have to take the same test in the end. I am in an ADN program and a snooty GN that just graduated from a BSN program put me down to all hell because I am only in a ADN program. What Bullocks!

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