I heard a few of my prior nursing instructors say that ADN/RNs only make about a dollar less than BSN/RNs, but that's not been my real life experience.
A BSN/RN also opens up many more employment opportunities than ADNs.
To my knowledge, only the Army accepts ADNs, while all other military branches accept
only BSNs, no ADNs.
I took the Pre-Nursing program in preparation for BSN, got my ADN, then went on from there.
It's a short stint from ADN to BSN that way, and well worth it! Most can be done online
while you work full time.