Which nursing school did you chose?

  1. With all the talk about BSN being entry level for all of nursing why do so many people choose to go to ADN and Diploma schools. I graduated from a 2 year ADN program I am now enrolled in an RN to BSN program. What influence you to go to the ADN or diploma program?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   RNPATL
    I went the ADN route first because I wanted to get licensing out of the way and earn an RN wage while I was going for my undergraduate degree. I figured if entry level into practice as an RN was at the ADN level, I might as well take advantage of it and then I could earn RN wages and have many more choices for diserable positions while I was earning my BSN. So far so good. I was an LPN prior to becoming an RN and I am glad I took the path I did. It is one thing to enter nursing at the BSN level and then go into pracitice. It is quite another thing to "grow-up" in nursing by taking the path I did. While I admit my path was a lot longer, it has served me well.

    I am currently working on my BSN-MSN and will eventually graduate one day. I think nursing is headed in the direction of BSN for entry level in the future anyway, so I figured I would get it done now.
  4. by   alk3rainbow
    Its cheaper to get your RN at a junior college, and it is fairly easy to transfer over to a four year university after you have your ADN. Also, you can go to school part time to get your BSN, while working fulltime as an RN. There are lots of benefits to getting your associates degree first.
  5. by   RNsweetie
    I agree, it is much cheaper to get RN at college and we are able to transfer our credits toward the BN program at UofM and need to take only a further 8 months to finish up. Makes more sense for me to work my but off for 25months and do the additonal 8 months at University rather than 4 years at university.
  6. by   Tweety
    At the time I started school I was flat broke. The local community college was NLN Certified and relatively cheap, except for the books. There was no BSN program unless I moved and I couldn't afford to do that. If BSNs are to be the standard there needs to be a committment to offer more BSN programs.
  7. by   LPNtoBSNstudent
    I am currently a student in a bsn program, I chose this route because I had already been an LPN since 1990, and knew that for me, going back is hard. I thought I might only have one chance to get the education while I could, so I chose bsn. Just knowing how long it took me to finally go back for my RN after getting my LPN...I just didn't want to trust myself to get an ADN and go back for my BSN. I am still hoping to go for my msn, but if it is years from now, so be it.

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