Nursing Question

  1. Should I go to a community college and get an Associates degree In nursing, then transfer to a university or is it just better to just go straight to a 4 year university and get my BSN In nursing.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   roser13
    We don't know you at all. I'm not sure how we could give decent advice without knowing any of your current circumstances, goals or abilities.
  4. by   prnqday
    It depends on your financial situation and your personal preference.
  5. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from prnqday
    It depends on your financial situation and your personal preference.
    ...and where you live or are hoping to live ...and what school(s) you're able to get into.
  6. by   llg
    ... and will you be able to get a good job with your ADN to support you financially while getting your BSN? Is that even important to you?

    In some areas of the country, it is hard for new ADN grads to get good jobs. In other areas, good jobs are plentiful and new ADN's are being hired. That makes that option more attractive. But in other areas, that is not the case -- and if you are going to be unemployed, or even worse, hate your job and get your career off to a bad start, then you might as well go for the BSN to start with.

    Also, what is the quality of the schools available to you? Do you have a local ADN program that is wonderful, cheap and well-respected? Or are you talking about a poor quality ADN program that will give you a poor foundation for your career?
  7. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    Purely theoretical, you would be better served to get your BSN over an ADN. The move to demand BSN as the entry level requirement for nursing is spreading and soon ADN's may no longer exist or are no longer hired by hospitals. A few hospitals in my area refuse to hire anything less than BSN, while some are more forgiving and allow ADNs to be hired on the agreement that they agree to pursue and achieve their BSN within a few years (3-5).

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