BSN or ADN in The Chicagoland area

  1. I was wondering if anyone has any insight. I have a BA in sociology and after 20 years of working in marketing, I have decided to go back to school for nursing. Am I wondering what is the best degree to go back for an ABSN, BSN or ADN? Does it matter if I get a BSN vs an ADN? TIA!
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   SuburbsGirl
    Well a ABSN and BSN are the same thing. (Assuming ABSN is just accelerated.)

    With a Bachelor's already, the ABSN route is a good route, but those schools typically can be expensive.
  4. by   Katbas
    Yes, the ABSN and BSN is much more expensive than the ADN route. That is why I am asking. Is there a difference in positions or pay between a BSN and an ADN?
  5. by   futureRNdiamond
    It really depends. Most of the hospitals here either only hire BSN or ABSN trained nurses or they prefer them. There a still a few hospitals that hire ADN but they expect you to eventually get the BSN.