Quote from dixiechickn71
Thanks you guys...this helped me out alot. I am 34 and completed 1 semester of the nursing program only 3 more to go. I have no idea if I want a management position or not....I guess I'll just play it by ear.
There are a lot RN to BSN programs. I recieved my associates degree 15 years ago and am going part-time to finish up, and it's 100% online. I'm getting tuition reimbursement from my hospital.
As was stated the BSN becomes advantages later on. Both ADN's and BSN's usually start out on equal footing, doing the same thing, making the same amount of money at the bedside.
Besides management, BSNs might be preferred in teaching, research with a pharmaceutical company (drug testing that needs RN monitoring), public and community health and other areas.
Say you graduate with an ADN when your 37 or 38 years old. You might have another good 25 years to work. Whose to say 20 years from now you might not want to get a position out of the hospital out of the bedside. Here is when the BSN pays off. That's why I'm doing it because I'm not sure I can do what I'm doing when I'm older. The BSN I hope will provide me opportunities.
Good luck in whatever you do.