ok, you all are brave, so I will post too
I do think that having a BSN is the best way to go. It gives you more flexability, and makes it much easier to enter a specialty area (ICU, ER, L&D) as soon as you graduate. Here, BSNs are paid more than ADNs, about a dollar an hour more, which really adds up over time. I am young (21), not married, no kids, no morgage to deal with. So spending 4 years getting my degree is relatively easy. All those nursing students who have kids amaze me, as I dont think i would be able to do that (i get distracted REALLY easy).
Canada is inacting a law that states that all RNs must have a 4 year degree. I believe it goes into effect next year, and I anticipate the US doing this some day too.
I also have NO idea of what I will want to do in the future. I would love to get my CRNA someday in the future, and a Bachelor's Degree is needed for that. I have also thought about going to Med School. I want to keep my options open.
Plus, even if I dont go back to school, I am very interested in management. I have even thought about getting a Master's in Hospital Administration. Lots to think about
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted a 4 year degree (I am the first in my family to go to college). I didnt even consider any other possibilities because I did not see a 2 year degree as a personal option. That is just me though, and my family values. Each is different, and must make their educational decisions for themselves.