May 16, '10 by EmilyLucille523
In my case getting my ADN first had it's positives and negatives.
I was able to get a job as an RN sooner and not owe so much money doing so. But it would have been nice to just get my BSN done and over with. (Although, I have a friend who got her ADN last year and is graduating from an on-line BSN course this year and still hasn't found a hospital RN job yet since graduation last year).
However, even though the hospital hired me with only an ADN degree, my job is now pushing me to get my BSN and I just can't imagine going back to school right now and sacrificing the time I now spend with my kids. I also would need to get some pre-reqs out of the way first (English 102, Speech, Statistics, etc...) before doing the ADN to RN program at a local school that our hospital promotes. The good thing is that once you do get into the BSN program, you go only once a week for 4 hours in the evening and depending how aggresive you do, I have been told by fellow co-workers who have done it, that it takes about a 1 & 1/2 to 2 years to get it done.
I'm waiting until I've been at my job for a year to get tuition reimbursement then I'll start working on my BSN little by little. In the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy the experience that I am getting right now and spend some time with my kids while they are little.
Last edit by EmilyLucille523 on May 16, '10
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