For someone who is young, with no children, straight out of high school, i can not imagine why anyone would choose to be an ADN, or an LPN, (or a non-BSN RN really).
Many of the older nurses did not have the choices that we have now that are so available to us.
To me, and i am trying extremely hard not to step on anyones toes, because i know some great non-bsn rn nurses this is how i look at it.
An ADN, LPN, or NON-bsn RN program is like a minor in college.
You can major in something, and Minor in nursing. You have all the technical skills, but might not understand the logic and reasoning behind them. You might know that a person has an elevated cardiac enzyme, but you wont really understand WHY (that is just an example, not to be taken literally).
I found it facinating when i started nursing school 3 years ago that in the state of missouri, in our Nursing Practice Act, the legal documents about what a nurse is, what requirements she must meet, and what she may be called, that an LPN may not advertise herself or clain that she is a "professional nurse", the title professional nurse can only be applied to RNs (all RNs, not just BSNs). The LPN can only legally claim that she is a practical nurse (skilled in tecnique, not in theory).
I was shocked that the state said that, but it made me proud in a way to, that i will be a Professional nurse, not a practical nurse.
I am not saying that years in school, credit hours, and extra letters behind your name makes you smarter, a better person, or a better nurse. to me it is a matter of Pride.
Be proud of yourself, and take it as far as you can go!