Originally posted by JennyRN2B
However, I am only 30 who knows how I will feel at 50. I may be looking for a change.
I think Jenny hit the nail on the head there. Consider all the relevant factors and make the best decision you can. For some people, the ADN is the best option: for others, the BSN. However, regardless of the decision you make now, please be aware of the possibility that your needs and preferences may change in the future. -- and be prepared to live with the consequences of your decision.
Some people really resent having to go back to school for a BSN after having worked as a nurse for several years. A BSN is, after all, another "beginner-level" degree. Some find it insulting to have to take classes that cover material they have learned outside the classroom. If you choose an ADN now, you may face that in the future. What will your attitude about that be?
Some people resent that ADN grads usually get the same pay as BSN grads when they work as staff nurses. They feel that their additional education/knowledge -- and all the time & money they spent -- should be rewarded. If you choose the BSN option, how will you feel about that?
I think those feelings you may confront as a result of your choice should be important (but not the only) considerations in the decision you now face.
Good luck! ... and Welcome to the complicated world of nursing!