I have excluded UCD (University of Colorado at Denver) from my options, because they have strict limitations on how old your pre-requisites can be. That means that I would have to re-take about 8 classes that I took when I got my Associates of Arts & Sciences. (Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, Biology, etc.) ON TOP of the science classes needed to satisfy the pre-reqs. (Anatomy, Physiology, Micro-bio, etc) I would basically have to re-do my Associates degree, and there is still no guarantee that they would even let me into their nursing school
At DSN, you are guaranteed admission, so long as you fulfill their requirements. (and yes, DSN is a private/trade school)
Something else to think about with the ADN to BSN program is that some hospitals pay for continued education. So if I got an ADN and (assuming I) found work right away, then hopefully they would pay for me to get my BSN...
I guess I don't want to be one of those people who graduates with a Bachelors, and can't find a job.
I also don't want to be the person with TWO Associate degrees- who never goes back for her Bachelors.