i am currently going to occ for my adn. i'm still doing the pre-req's but
, my question is this....
i have heard alot with regard to adn and bsn. i know i can get my adn and then get a job (sometimes it can get difficult in this market, i'm aware of that
), or i can just go for my bsn. i guess i'm torn.
is it faster to get your adn, get a job and then go back for you bsn
would it be faster/easier to just go for the bsn right away?
==> do bsn's make more money?
i'm 42 and have a steady job that pays pretty well. i don't want to spend the rest of my days in college and i know that i am not a spring chicken any more...lol. i would be in the position in about a year, (if i went the adn route
) to quit my job and just use the money from my student loans/saved money, to get through the actual nursing program/clinicals, etc. if i went to bsn route, i would have longer to save money....
any advise that anyone can give me would be great!!
Jun 20, '11
Quote from Tommy2001
If an ADN was the "same level of education" then they would call it a BSN. A two year degree is the same as a four year degree???right...... This is the attitude of nurses who typically believe they know more than the residents. The fact is most of ADN's know what to do but don't know why they do it. The Residents understand this far better. I can't speak for anyone's work ethic, but a two year degree is exactly that a two year technical degree, for people who just want a paycheck. It isn't the same at all. The teaching staff isn't the same. The students aren't the same. The pre-req's aren't the same. Heck! the nursing classes aren't the same. Why would you sell yourself short to a second best education? To achieve only the mininum? This is what I asked myself when I walked out of WCCD's info meeting. An education is an investment not something to look for a "discount" in. This is your career we're talking about not a sale at K-Mart. You get what you pay for. If I was patient I would want someone with a four year nursing degree, not a community college student. No offense.
That is interesting since us "uneducated" ADN RNs take the SAME exact NCLEX as BSNs. We must be extra smart to be able to pass with such awful classes and teachers. My instructors at community college were all Masters educated nurses who have also taught at BSN programs, so yes they are the same exact teachers BSNs have. Let's see how far your attitude gets you in the real world where you work along side RNs from all sorts of programs. Btw I have a bachelors degree as well and the only difference between the degrees is the random classes they make you take to have a "bachelors" i.e. two years of pre-reqs and liberal arts, and maybe a community health rotation. But somehow I passed NCLEX in 75 questions without it. Good luck with your career, I hope I never work with you
And yes I am a new grad with an RN job at one of the bigger Detroit hospitals, so that ADN was obviously good enough. Oh and I did get an Extern position at this same hospital after my first year of nursing, so I must have done something the BSN applicants didn't eh?
From what I gather you haven't even started nursing school yet, which makes you even more ignorant. How can you have an opinion on how nurses are treated or how it works in the real world if you haven't even experienced it yet? Do you ACTUALLY think a physician will know or care what kind of degree you have? You will be lucky if they remember your name. You have a lot to learn in your BSN program.
Last edit by CorazonDeOro on Jun 20, '11