ADN vs BSN - page 2
Is there really a difference between ADN and BSN nurses? Do you think that only BSN programs should be offered?... Read More
May 11, '04I don't think you can reasonably make any broad assumptions about which type of programs are better - statements about whether ADN or BSN programs offer better prep for the NCLEX, or which type of programs offer more "hands on" training or more clinical hours are pointless arguments. In my opinion and most likely in reality, it varies from school to school (and area to area). The quality of education isn't standardized, and all nurses or students have to or have made the choice which was best for their own personal situation (whether that decision was based on educational reputation, financial or time restrictions, or any other factors).
My 2 cents. Lots of threads on this in the past, but newbies often don't know to search before asking.
May 11, '04I am an LPN and currently an ASN student. I plan to do one of the ASN to BSN programs after I get my ASN next year, but not so much for my nursing career. If I decide to switch careers later in life (and something tells me with the nursing shortage getting worse every year, I might want to) it will be so much easier to do with a bachelor's under my belt. My sister has a bachelor's in psychology and wanted to be a teacher, she was able to finish an accelerated education degree program in 1 year because she already had her bachelor's degree in something. I would like to get my bachelor's degree just in case I want to do something else someday...
May 11, '04Here is a quote of NCLEX pass rates posted by NOADN (yes it is a pro-ADN association, but the rates are not made up). If you are interested have a look:
you will see here how close the rates run, with BSN being number one by less than one percentage point. So generalizations about BSN or ADN or Diploma being "better" in NCLEX rates are just not too strong.