So I am a first time college student starting this fall 2017 and I've decided I wanted to take the medical route and major in nursing.however, I am undecided whether I want to get my associates degree or transfer and get a bachelor's.im really excited and nervous at the same time.keep in mind I have a little one who is about to be 1 in August .I would really appreciate some opinions.Pros,cons?please ,I need help ! Lol btw sorry if this is the wrong section to post in, I am new at this 😂
The short answer is get your BSN from the beginning if you can. I think you should worry about that later. You're an incoming freshman, you need to do well in all core classes first before considering BSN vs ADN. You'll have at least 2 more years (most likely 3 years) to think about it.
I think a lot of this depends on where you think you'll want to work.
- Will that place hire you with an ADN? Magnet hospitals only hire BSNs for example.
- What kind of support will you receive if/when you decide to go back to school? Flexible scheduling? Will they pay for school?
- Do you want to move up the ladder someday? Will not having that piece of paper affect your prospects?
Thank you for replying , and yes I hope to move up as well once I become an actual nurse and gain experience.i think I'll benefit more from a bsn due to my goals..thank you for your info
BSN or MSN is your best bet. They are looking for BSN mostly now but you are more competitive with a MSN if you are able to do it.
I always hear that ADNs are going to phase out and ADN grads who get hired these days are required to return to school and complete their BSN in a certain time frame.
I am bypassing all that up by just going to a 2 year MSN versus spending 2 years in a BSN then another year or two in a MSN.
Thank you !! I appreciate your reply, and I've heard of something as well but I wasn't totally sure by when they would require that, ..yeah I think I've made my choice lol.
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