Has anyone switched from a BSN program to an ADN? - page 3

My daughter wants to be a nurse. We are encouraging her to go through an ADN program only because that way she can live at home without having to worry about where her next meal is coming from. (She... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Your daughter obviously wants to be an independent lady out having fun with her friends while going to school. Can't blame her.

    What was her response to the realities of the financial situation when presented with the facts and figures?
  2. by   BonnieSc
    Definitely never meant that a BSN is better able to pay off student loans than an ADN--that would be a dumb thing for me to say; in my area they make the same amount. Just meant that if she took loans to pay for her BSN degree, once she got that degree she could pay them off.

    Getting into the numbers would be going off topic, but I do want to say that I'm always surprised by how much money people think they need to live, even to live well. A parent told me recently that he estimates it's going to cost more than $30,000 per year for his daughter to attend University of California. I think that's just silly--but a lot of children these days, and some of their parents too, seem to think that kids going off to college should maintain the same standard of living it took their parents YEARS of hard work to reach. (Not saying that you're thinking this way at all, TazziRN--just an observation of the current crop of new college students.)
  3. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from Wendy79
    .....Getting into the numbers would be going off topic, but I do want to say that I'm always surprised by how much money people think they need to live, even to live well. ..... I think that's just silly--but a lot of children these days, and some of their parents too, seem to think that kids going off to college should maintain the same standard of living it took their parents YEARS of hard work to reach. (Not saying that you're thinking this way at all, TazziRN--just an observation of the current crop of new college students.)
    I totally agree. I think that is the major reason so many people struggle with finances and money. The parents don't stress to the kids that a middle calss lifestyle takes years of work to acquire.

    ... and yeah, this does not apply to Tazzi. I applaud her effort.
  4. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Tweety
    What was her response to the realities of the financial situation when presented with the facts and figures?
    *bug-eyed stare*

    "You're ***** me!!!"

    Dad: "Nope."
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 22, '06
  5. by   Tweety
    Quote from TazziRN
    *bug-eyed stare*

    "You're **** me!!!"

    Dad: "Nope."


    LOL. Give her time, maybe she'll see the light. Sometimes it's a bitter pill when kids who don't have to think about where their next meal comes from grow up and are told they have to fend forthemselves because the hand that fed them wasn't a silver spoon.

    But sometimes we kids have to eat ramen noodles and wash clothes in the sink and learn the hard way.
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 22, '06
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    But sometimes we kids have to eat ramen noodles and wash clothes in the sink and learn the hard way.
    Shirts and pants in the bathtub, drawers and sock in the sink.
  7. by   TazziRN
    And don't dry them in the microwave?
  8. by   Halinja
    Quote from TazziRN
    *bug-eyed stare*

    "You're ***** me!!!"

    Dad: "Nope."
    LOL, yep that was kind of the reaction I got with my boys too...
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 22, '06
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Shirts and pants in the bathtub, drawers and sock in the sink.
    Yep, bathtubs make great washing machines don't they.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Tweety
    Yep, bathtubs make great washing machines don't they.
    You can even take an empty Swiffer head and handle and use it for an agitator to save your back.

    (I do not miss those days)
  11. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from TazziRN
    *bug-eyed stare*

    "You're ***** me!!!"

    Dad: "Nope."
    Well, it sounds like reality is setting in. This is a good thing!

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