Hi. My ultimate goal is also a BSN. I am 24 years old (old for a student, but not for a student nurse), and I'm enrolled in an ADN program. I did this for several reasons: so I didn't have to go broke paying for school, and so I could enter the nursing field sooner. There are many many options to expand on your ADN degree and earn a BSN after you've graduated and achieved your RN licensure.
It seems that ADN grads have more technical skills because we spend more time in clinicals than we do on theory. I'd like the BSN so I can eventually move into case management, or directing a unit.
I can understand people who go straight for the BSN, because we ADNs probably spend a minimum of 3 years in school with the prereqs, and that degree is only one more year. But those are 4 very high priced years in my area, and I'd just as soon graduate, start working, then have my employer finance the rest of my education.
Well, my employer is financing my education now, actually. Go figure.
Just my opinion.