I am new to this forum. I am strongly considering applying for entrance into a nursing program. We have two R.N. programs in my area: one offers an associates, thru a local community college, and one is a private school sponsored by local hospitals. The private school offers the diploma program, and it sounds as if it would be a wonderful program, and the pre-requisites are actually a little more demanding than that of the community college. I am wondering if there would be any advantages over choosing the A.D.N. program? I very well may pursue a B.S.N. in the future- should that make a difference in my decision? Thanks for any input.