My plan is to apply to any and all RN programs, casting a wide net and all. I had planned to apply to local RN programs at community colleges offering an ADN. They have a bridge program at a local CSU to do a third year BSN (this ADN->BSN bridge being different from an RN->BSN program). I thought this sounded great. It allows me to apply to several more programs (not just CSU and private universities that offer pre-licensure) and gets me a BSN in the end, which is MUCH needed here in CA.
But several people in my anatomy class this semester seemed really turned off by the idea. "Why add the extra step?" is more or less their stance. While I understand that, I believe getting into the RN program is the hardest, once there doing a 3rd year BSN is relatively easy.
Is there something that I am missing? Some down side to this? These students I've talked to are also younger than me and have the luxury of either commuting an hour+ away or relocating to other CSU BSN programs, so this can account for their opinion as well. I am a SAHM going back to school and my husband's job is our only source of income, so we aren't going to upset that apple cart.
Just looking for some other opinions and thoughts.