I have an ADN and I work in rural home health in Louisiana and I make $28/hr+.45 a mile. I was offered a job at a hospital in Shreveport for $23/hr. and from what I am hearing that is about the going rate. They do offer that tuition reimbursement but told me that the BSN pays no more per hour than the ADN. I do not like 12 hour shifts, so I would like to stay in home health so I am wondering if this is worth it? I am going to school now busting my rump and it cost $4200 per semester. My job will not pay for it, nor will they give me a raise for it. Everyone I work with who has their BSN says they wish they hadn't taken out loans for it (which I haven't) and the head of the company has her ADN and makes 6 figures. Idk. I just need some advice really. Its SO expensive. I keep hearing if I want a job in administration then I need it or my MSN... What is administration exactly? My boss has only an ADN. Most of the higher ups at my company (which is very large serving 2 states) has only an ADN. I don't want to pay all this money getting my masters to become a nursing instructor making only $40K per year. I work with a nursing instructor at a great college who works with us part time to make ends meet. Why am I doing this if it isn't going to pay? Is the BSN mainly an urban requirement? It was drilled in our heads that we need our BSN and then I get out and nobody of high rank in this area has one. Can someone clue me in? This tuition is killing me.