I started out as an LPN. I always heard ” Where is the real nurse.” I went back and got my RN. Then I hear ” Oh, you don’t have a BSN.” SO now I do. Then I heard, ” You need an MSN.” SO I am almost done with that degree as well. A good nurse is a good nurse no matter what the degree is. I do not believe the BSN will ever be required. The DNP is not required as well.