I'm in a BSN program. I'm 32, with kids, and a husband who has been super supportive of me taking the longer approach to entering the nursing scene. I also hope to move on to a masters program in the future and don't want to do a bridge program first. I'd rather just get my bachelors degree in one straight shot.
Most of my classmates are you g women, roughly 20 years old, who did the whole school thing right-- went to college and will finish BEFORE having kids. I'm not even sure if most of them thought about the ADN vs. BSN question. I think they decided to go to college, as their peers were doing, they selected a university to attend, and took the opportunity to move away from home while still enjoying the support and safety net of their parents. Had I known 14 years ago what I wanted out if life, I probably would have done the same.
Anyway, my point is, we all have our reasons for choosing the degree we do, and I doubt many of us regret that choice. We're scholars capable of well reasoned decisions as demonstrated by being accepted into nursing programs
in the first place.
Well, I have one professor who keeps pointing out why BSN is better. I'm glad that she takes pride in our program, and maybe pointing out differences is a good idea, but to continually describe how we will be superior to our ADN counterparts does a serious disservice, I think. I don't think I'm better than an ADN-RN. She (or he) chose that program based on her own goals and needs. My less open-minded classmates may not think that way, though, and we are now going to have more people walking into the workforce with this "I'm better than you" chip on their shoulders. I don't think that's okay!
I'm just venting, really. Any of you have professors like this?