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- Dec 26, '02 by Love-A-Nurseregardless of your choice, much success to you.
- Dec 26, '02 by peachsncrem29Well thank you all for your replys....
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- Dec 27, '02 by 2banursepeachsncrem29, this is one of those cans of worms...you are going to get a lot of people favoring the ADN, a lot of the BSN, etc. The most important is you...what do you want to accomplish...what is your goal? Do you want to go on to graduate school to specialize? Then you'll need to do the BSN at some point. If not, the ADN will get you your RN.
As for the ADN being phased out...I remember 20 years ago when I was first accepted into an ADN program, they were talking about that being one of the last classes and that all RNs will now have to have a BSN. I think that in another 20 years, you will still hear that.
Good luck to you!
- Dec 27, '02 by peachsncrem29Thank you all for your input ... I am going to get my ADn first then im going back to get bsn in biology and Health admin that will take me 3yrs them im going doctor pharmacist.......which i will then have to do three years to do
Thank you all for ur in put
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- Dec 27, '02 by JennerizerI read last night online at one university (I'm sure there are others offering the same program), that for those with an ADN & a 3.0 gpa or higher----you can bypass the BSN & get admitted into the MSN program. It is a 3 to 4 year program (if I remember correctly)...the first half is devoted to meeting the requirements of a BSN, the second half is devoted to acquiring your masters degree. It sounds like an intense program....but if one is interested in furthering themselves in the nursing field, this is one way to go without spending an endless amount of time in school & money. And it helps to know that the ADN is being recognized as a degree worth having.
This is the description from the web page...
The Associate Degree in Nursing to Master's Degree (ADN/MS) Option is a new option beginning in the Fall 1999 semester that will allow the Associate Degree Nurse to earn a Master's Degree in Nursing and will require 62-68 credit hours to complete (18 hours of baccalaureate nursing course work and 38-50 credit hours of graduate level course work).
- Dec 28, '02 by elusiveUp here (Canada) as of 2005 all RN's entering into practice must have their BScN's, those already in the feild will be grandfathered, however they will have little to no opportunities in administration, and likely will not be able to change institutions when the changes go into effect. This seems to be the trend that nursing is heading towards...something to think about...
- Dec 28, '02 by renerianInteresting how the numbers keep changing.
- Dec 29, '02 by javamomI am getting my ADN and then going back after I get to work. I'll let tuition reimbursement from my employer pay my way for the BSN Utilize the resources that are available. Good luck to you!
- Dec 29, '02 by peachsncrem29Thank you all for ur input....StaceyS that sounds good thk for that ideal
- Dec 29, '02 by JennerizerThere was a section in my newspaper today that was encouraging people to go into nursing......and starting with the ADN because it is the quickest way (as opposed to BSN) to become an RN & to make sure you like it before investing more time & money in school. They also had ads from the hospitals just waiting to hire you & promises of tuition reimbursement & educational opportunities.
I imagine it probably depends on the area you live in & how desperate they are getting for RN's. Here in Florida--with all of the elderly--they are saying they'll need 35,000 more RN's by 2005. The state will even pay for your entire education if you promise them you'll work for them in return. I can't make that commitment....because who knows where they'll end up having you work. They are also offering 1% loans instead of the usual 3 to 4% student loans.
Anyways, I think any way you go to become an RN is whatever works best for you. Good luck to you all.