I have a B.A. degree from a SUNY school from many years ago. I will be starting an ADN program this week in the hopes that in 2 years or so I will be an RN embarking on a second career, after retiring from the Police Department. I know that the field is also requiring RN's to earn a BSN either prior to being hired or after being hired. My question is this. Does a Bachelor's degree in another discipline mean anything in the Nursing Field or is it just a good refrigerator decoration? Also, Will my experience in law enforcement make a difference when the time comes apply for a job? Any advice is much appreciated.