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Some people genuinely annoy me on here, I'm ALL for furthering education but dreading those of us who choose to start with our ADN is complete disrespect. Had my mother been healthier (she has RA... Read More

  1. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Quote from StudentOfHealing
    Some people genuinely annoy me on here, I'm ALL for furthering education but dreading those of us who choose to start with our ADN is complete disrespect.
    Is the disrespect that people think you should get your BSN or MSN and that disrespects your ADN?
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  3. Visit  mrsbreebree profile page
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    I LOVE THIS POST! I am currently pursuing my LPN first and plan on bridging for the ADN program at my local community college. People always ask me why I don't just do the RN first. I currently work FT and am married. It would take FOREVER for me to even make it to apply for my clinicals since I currently HAVE to work FT. I apply for my LPN clinicals this August and so far I have a 4.0 GPA. Since I'm done with my LPN pre-req's ( and some of those transfer to the ADN program here) I have started taking the few pre-req's I need for the ADN program. Some of us actually have other obligations and cannot devote ALL of our time to school. I am happy with my decision and it sounds like you are happy with yours, that is all that matters. Once I am done with my ADN, I will be pursuing my BSN. I currently work at a hospital and my hospital hires LPN's so I'm not really worried about finding a job. My mother went back to school after 20 years of being out of school and landed a WORK FROM HOME job with an insurance company as an ADN. She loves her job. Those of us that are determined to meet our goals to become great nurses will succeed. It is good that you know what you want even though you are young. You will be fine!
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  4. Visit  Ackeem profile page
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    What are the scope of practice for a ADN nurse? are they equivalent to a BSN RN. Where I live there's no such thing as a Associate degree RN, 4 years of training in a university is a must to qualify for board exams. Your years of education would qualify you to sit and exam for a nursing assistant license. Also there are no such things as accerelated 15 months BSN program for BA holders, that' would be a huge slap in the face for traditional students. RN's here are highly regarded and respected professionals, But I don't knock for your decision it just makes nursing looks bad in my honest opinion.
  5. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    If I didn't have a husband who has unconditionally supported my educational goals, I would have gotten an ADN. We ALL have motives for the decisions we make and we should assume that we have done the research to make informed decisions. A person who would judge your choice to go ADN has probably never had the types of worries you are experiencing in your life right now. Some of us have harder roads to travel to get where we are going. To lessen the distance you need to travel (and the expense going there!) is a requirement for the thousands of people who make the same choice that you have made. There is no shame in that, and the next time someone criticizes your decision, just look at them and say, "really?!" and walk away. They don't deserve any further justification and you are under no obligation to answer for the choices you have made to better yourself.

    Period.
  6. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    Quote from Ackeem
    What are the scope of practice for a ADN? Are they equivalent to an BSN. Where I live there's no such thing as Associate degree RN, 4 years of training in an university is a must to qualify for board exams. Your years of education would qualify you to sit and exam for a nursing assistant license. Also there are no such things as accerelated 15 months BSN program for BA holders, that' would be a huge slap in the face for traditional students. RN's here are highly regarded and respected professionals, But I don't knock for your decision it just makes nursing looks bad in my honest opinion.
    No difference in the scope of practice in my state. It may affect hireability (I think I made that word up) and promotability, but that's it. Both have RN after their names.
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  7. Visit  Ackeem profile page
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    No difference in practice? no supervision from BSN RNs? are you serious? Not even in salary?
  8. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from Ackeem
    No difference in practice? no supervision from BSN RNs? are you serious? Not even in salary?
    None.

    There are a couple hospitals in my area that give BSNs $0.25 more (I've heard), but it's rare.

    If you're marketable with an ADN, I see no point in a BSN if you're struggling to get there. As an ENTRY point. Furthering your education as soon as possible, is always a good idea.
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  9. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    Quote from Ackeem
    No difference in practice? no supervision from BSN RNs? are you serious? Not even in salary?
    You might see a somewhat negligible difference in salary (for my area, only a $1-3/hour difference), but that's it. You might have ADNs supervising BSNs. There isn't a difference from a clinical standpoint. We take the same NCLEX, get the same license. There is also not a massive difference in the number of semesters in school, either, depending on what programs you have access to locally. Where I am, there is a 2-3 semester difference. Where the REAL difference comes into play (in the educational respect) is the cost. An ADN where I am would have cost me less than half what the BSN is costing. If there were no pell grants and student loans, I'd be an ADN student right now. (Well, that and the aforementioned support of my husband, who has made all of this possible.)

    I'm curious-- where are you from?
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  10. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    I also want to say that I've been learning recently that our local ADN grads have historically had better clinical skills, whereas the BSN grads have a better NCLEX pass rate and critical thinking application. I found that an interesting tidbit. So it would seem the community college is presenting real world nursing where as the university is presenting NCLEX nursing.
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  11. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Quote from ixchel
    I also want to say that I've been learning recently that our local ADN grads have historically had better clinical skills, whereas the BSN grads have a better NCLEX pass rate and critical thinking application. I found that an interesting tidbit. So it would seem the community college is presenting real world nursing where as the university is presenting NCLEX nursing.
    Real world nursing doesn't involve critical thinking?
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  12. Visit  QuarterLife88 profile page
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    Quote from Ackeem
    No difference in practice? no supervision from BSN RNs? are you serious? Not even in salary?
    ADNs take the same test as BSNs. Do your research.
  13. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    Quote from BostonFNP

    Real world nursing doesn't involve critical thinking?
    lol no fair taking it that way!
  14. Visit  ixchel profile page
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    Quote from QuarterLife88

    ADNs take the same test as BSNs. Do your research.
    I'm going to assume you didn't read the whole thread and respond by saying that this poster said in an earlier post that where they are from there are no ADNs. They only have 4-year programs.


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