What is the difference between RN and BSN? Specifically :)

  1. I'm interested in knowing what a BSN would enable me to do as opposed to an ADN. Please be as specific as possible Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   johngalt
    Both education avenues train you for RN certification. From a purely functional perspective there isn't a difference. However, some employers will favor a BSN applicant over an ADN. In particular, if you plan to move into a managerial or administrative position, the BSN is often prefered.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    many, many threads on this one. do a search and you will find the answers you seek, and some pretty strong opinions along the way. best wishes to you!

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