Mary Canaday Gray
I think in these days it is a must..however, I graduated in 1975 with my ADN. I have worked as and ANCM in Denver, then in Kansas City. In Peoria, IL where I am now, I was the CVICU educator until I started having babies. Now suddenly I am not good enough in their eyes. In fact, they sent out an e-mail saying there are more deaths of patients under the care of ADN’s vs BSN. The study was done by a school of nursing (BSN program). Hardly objective. My daughter is now in a BSN program, not because I think they do a better job but because it is the way of the future…btw, the school I graduated from had some of the highest scores on state boards in the state of Iowa and higher than all BSN programs available at that time in Iowa.