Hi- I am graduating from an ADN program in May and will be a new grad. nurse. I am considering pursuing my BSN degree. I have gotten mixed opinions from nurses out there. Some say there are not alot of benefits ar advantages of having a BSN degree vs. just and ADN while others say it is well worthwhile. Does anyone have any specific experiences how a BSN has helped their career? Any advice or opinions on this? THANKS
Mar 10, '04
Hi. There is a lot of information about this on this board if you use the search feature, since this question has been asked and discussed many times before. You're going to find just as mixed opinions here on this board as you found out there.
Both nurses graduate and take the NCLEX and become RNs. Both usually start out at the same or nearly the same salary. Both usually start out at the bedside doing the same thing. At first it's hard to notice the advantages of the BSN.
Where a BSN comes into play is usually seen later down the road. The BSN offers more job opportunities for the experienced nurse and in my opinion is worth getting if you have the opportunity.
Last edit by Tweety on Mar 10, '04
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