ADN to BSN or Accel BSN program? - page 2

by Nolander

I just got accepted into an ADN two-year program at my local CC to begin in Spring 2012. Let me make it clear that my ultimate goal is to get a BSN, I am just confused as to which path to take in order to get it. Aside from the... Read More


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    Quote from Mentalageis16
    I'm simply saying it's the safest route ADN-BSN
    Wondering who died and made you the authority on nursing safety. You need to back up that statement with concrete data.

    I am in an accelerated BSN, and that will not make me any less safe a nurse as someone who went to a diploma school, completed an ADN or a 2-year BSN. Everyone has different learning styles and different needs. At the end of the day, it's what fits one's situation best.

    New graduate nurses that pass NCLEX on the same day start off on the same playing field, regardless of how they got there. Experience will thereafter define the quality of nurses. If I am ever sick, I won't care to ask how you got to your RN license ... all that will matter is that you give me safe and priority care!
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    If the end result is the same, then I don't think there is a definite better route.

    I'd look at how fast you would have your BSN with both routes and what the financial cost would be. When you look at financial cost, make sure you include whether or not you will be working while you take pre-reqs for either program and whether you will be working while you are in either program. Another consideration is whether you want to start working as a RN after getting the ADN and before or while you would be working on the RN-BSN. I don't think you can say that a particular type of program is better than the other, there are great ADN programs and really bad BSN programs and vice versa. It's clear that the BSN degree offers more job security and opportunity for advancement but there isn't a clear better route to get there.
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    Thanks for all your replies but I just gotta get one thing out - I'm a guy haha. But to the post above, I have considered the financial aspects yes and that is a good point. Another thing I am debating is the fact that the accelerated BSN program I could choose is from a fairly well recognized nursing school in my state. The ADN program I could also choose only has a 80% NCLEX pass rate for its graduates so that worries me, and the RN-BSN university is good, but not quite as flaunted as the accelerated BSN school. So I guess my question is do employers hire based on the nursing schools attended as much as they would other degrees, and should I be worried about my communitiy college and there 80% NCLEX pass rate?
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    For a staff position most employers only want to make sure you are licensed. I also wouldn't be worried about the pass rate too much. When you finally finish, you have to study to take your boards anyhow. I practiced questions from ncsbn and think I paid $50 which is cheap. I had no difficulties with the exam and our pass rate wasn't the best either. Good luck in your decision!
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    Couple things to look at- price of the programs, and what is the job prospect in your area? Hospitals in my area will ONLY hire new grad with BSN's.
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    to Mr.Parco only,


    Quote from Paco69
    Wondering who died and made you the authority on nursing safety. You need to back up that statement with concrete data.

    I am in an accelerated BSN, and that will not make me any less safe a nurse as someone who went to a diploma school, completed an ADN or a 2-year BSN. Everyone has different learning styles and different needs. At the end of the day, it's what fits one's situation best.

    New graduate nurses that pass NCLEX on the same day start off on the same playing field, regardless of how they got there. Experience will thereafter define the quality of nurses. If I am ever sick, I won't care to ask how you got to your RN license ... all that will matter is that you give me safe and priority care!


    where did you read in my statement about that you as any less safe as a nurse huh???where? could you point it out and SUPPORT with your CONCRETE DATA? lol

    it is public forum, I have a freedom to express my opinion, and NO, I don't feel I'm an authority in any kind statement I made, do you on the other hand feel like you are the authority in judging every statement from everyone???? laugh

    so before you judge what I said, understand it first alright dude?
    you may accelerate to get your BSN, but how accelerate to get a job ?

    we'll see.

    when I say "safest route is ADN-BSN", I meant it's time consuming but you learn everything at a slower pace and will absorb materials in a more steady way. Am I wrong in that sense? I didn't use that statement to judge who's a safe nurse or who isn't. Anyone with a pair of healthy eye balls is able to differenciate the two.

    and you made into accelerated BSN program so far? how'd you passed your reading comprehension part on entry exam to your program? lol

    now, take it easy. if you have anxiety because it's soon that you will need to find yourself a job, then go to therapist and talk about it.

    I keep my ground, ADN-BSN is best, and feel free to analyze and attack everything I said, period
    Last edit by Mentalageis16 on Nov 22, '11
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    Mental, I already have a job lined up after graduation ... and this is all the time I am going to waste responding to your nonsense post. You're also blocked.
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    No reason to argue here people, I'm just trying to explore my options and hear the paths other people have taken and how they view it.
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    Where are you located? It was said earlier in this thread but in many areas, you may find an extremely difficult time finding a job as an ADN plus the time difference between ADN and BSN is not that much different. If I were you, I'd go for the BSN program unless you know ADNs are getting hired readily in your area. If they are, then go the ADN route, get a job, then do an RN-BSN program and hopefully have your work pay for at least a portion of it.

    Otherwise you may find yourself spending a lot longer and a lot more money to get a BSN if you aren't able to find a job and a potential employer to help offset the costs.
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    Quote from Paco69
    Mental, I already have a job lined up after graduation ... and this is all the time I am going to waste responding to your nonsense post. You're also blocked.
    you got a job already and couldn't care less what other people are striving for, so feel free to comment and feel like an authority here, is that what you mean? axxhxxx. well you know what, If I'm a patient, I wouldnt give a sxxx to you as a nurse, you sucks, and I don't care if I'm blocked, at least I said the truth lol.


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