ADN vs BSN My daughter and I having a heated Discussion! - page 9

My daughter has taken, with the exception of A&P I&2, her prereqs. She is taking both this summer. She will be eligible to enter the ADN program this fall. I am so excited about her getting her... Read More

  1. by   Undergrad2013
    If she wants to pursue a higher degree such as her MSN then I suggest she go ahead and obtain her BSN now. If she doesn't then I think the ADN will be fine. If money is an issue and you, the parent, are paying for the tuition then she should understand and go back later to obtain her BSN.
  2. by   condanchri
    Congratulations on your daughters graduation (which, by now, should have already happened)!!! I'm so glad she took advantage of the BSN - wherever she ends up!
  3. by   CaliforniaRNnow
    Let her try the BSN program. Sure, it's more expensive and more intense... but she'll get her BACHELOR'S degree. There are more opportunities for her if she has a bachelor's degree. Don't you want what's best for her? If that doesn't work, she can then fall to the ADN program. And why is she going out of state for a COMMUNITY COLLEGE?
  4. by   condanchri
    Just so you know, this is a REALLY old thread - the daughter graduated from her BSN program LAST year.

    I agree with you re: BSN programs though.
  5. by   MissJulie
    I have to agree with you, taking extra classes doesn't necessarily make for a better nurse. Also, depending on the state, there may not be a difference in job availability, stability, and salary. I know that here in Kentucky, an ADN and BSN are both RNs, so there is no difference in the ability to perform procedures. Of course, this information is just what I have gathered through talking to various people, including my clinical instructor whom recieved her BSN online while working with her ADN. She informed me that the rest of the BSN is paperwork, although, as I said, that was her information, not mine.
    Anyway, as far as more, or less, clinical, that would probably depend on the college she attends and how their curriculum is designed. I am currently in a 2 year ADN program, and we have 6 hours of clinical each week, that's roughly 114 hours in a semester and 4 semesters, so you do the math!
    However, to me, what makes the best nurse is not how she can write a theory paper, or even write out a care plan, but how she can carry out her duties of caring for the patient and knowing of abnormailites to alert the doctor of, and that can come from an ADN-RN or a BSN-RN, and a lot of time an LPN, too!

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