Quote from HU_nurse
I'm sure that I am going to get ripped for this one but I am just curious. Whats the point of doing an ADN program? I mean, are you really going to be as competent as a BSN nurse?
Yes. The additional classes that a BSN must take are electives that have nothing to do with nursing, as well as nursing theory and leadership classes, which will not affect my ability to care for a patient. My clinical experience will be just as thorough as yours.
And further more from what I understand, with all the pre-reqs that you have to take, it ends up taking the average ADN student 3 years to finish anyway. So why not just do a 4 year program???
Because that's one extra year that I would be in school instead of out in the field working. So while you're finishing up your BSN, I'm actually working and gaining hands-on, practical experience. So who will be the more experienced and competent nurse by the time *you* graduate?
Furthermore, the ADN program is about 1/4 the cost as a BSN program at a university. There is a CC with an ADN program 10 miles from my house, whereas the closest school to offer a BSN program is 1 1/2 hours away. Also, once I'm working, I'll be able to do an RN->BSN program that will be paid for by my employer. Why pay out of pocket for something that my employer is willing to pay for as part of my work benefits?
So that's why I am going for an ADN instead of a BSN.