Nursing Poll

  1. what is the beat way to enter nursing?
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  2. Poll: What is the best way to enter in nursing?

    • Licensed Practical Nursing

      10.53% 2
    • A.D.N.

      68.42% 13
    • B.S.N.

      21.05% 4
    19 Votes
  3. 7 Comments

  4. by   live4today
    originally posted by getbabygirl
    what is the best way to enter nursing?
    the best way to enter nursing should depend on what works best for each person contemplating entering the field. for some, taking the lpn route was a good thing. for some, adn...for others...bsn. $$$$ plays a big role in that decision, but no matter what route you start at, doesn't really matter because at least you've made the decision to begin in the first place, and progress onward after that. what choice works for one may not work for another, so go the route that works best for you, and best of luck to you in the process. :kiss
  5. by   getbabygirl
    How did you enter into nursing?
  6. by   live4today
    Kiffany...I entered nursing school through the AAS route at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH. Without a doubt...THEE BEST PLACE to become a nurse...no matter how many additional degrees you care to pursue after graduating from that college's nursing program. They have the highest pass rate of all college nursing grads when it comes to state board pass rates...at least they did back in the day. Don't know their current stats.
  7. by   TIREDmidnightRN
    I agree.it is what you learn as you go that counts..I often tell people that nursing education is NURSES teaching theory and practice.so, whether you gain the bulk of your knowledge in the working environment or in a classroom, the important thing is that you do gain it!
  8. by   Finn
    I chose the community college in the AD program because I was a Mom of 2 and didn't want to be in school so long. I wanted to work but then after working for 4 years I went back for my BSN. I am glad I did. So many choices! I feel working as a nurse helped me to understand the depth of Nursing that people don't quite get going right into the BSN.
  9. by   RNConnieF
    I started as an LPN and I'm glad I did. My LPN program had over 1,000 clinical hours, far more than my ADN program! I really got a good "hands on" education in LPN school. I have since completed an ADN program and will start a BSN program in September.
  10. by   cloudydrms
    I voted for the ADN route, but only because that's what I'm doing. I think it entirely depends on your life situation. For me at age 38 and with a husband who is 56, I need to get a degree fast and then I'll make a decision whether to go directly to work after my ADN or continue on to get my BSN. I don't even know what I'm going to do. It will entirely depend on the circumstances when I graduate. Maybe my husband will want to retire and I'll go to work. Maybe I'll work and go to school for the BSN. Maybe I'll just keep going to school.

    My point in all this is that you have to look at the individual case. If I was 18 or 21 and Mom and Dad were footing the bill and I didn't have the possibility of being a young widow with two small children (isn't that a morbid thought), I'd probably go directly for the BSN.

    Who knows. To each his own.
    Cindy

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