The answer for you, MaxwellHolmes, is the same as it is for every other prospective student. So you might want to read some of the other threads on the same topic. But here are a few of the highlights of those threads (the condensed version):
1. You need to investigate your local job market. In some regions, new grad ADN's are having a lot of trouble finding good jobs. So be sure to thoroughly investigate what your job options will be before you decide on a school. The old "Get an ADN, get a job in a hospital that will pay for my BSN later" plan is not working as well as it used to. It doesn't work if you can't get a job ... or if your job choices are limited to employers
who don't have great benefits. So please do not base your decision on that out-of-date advice. Check to see what the reality is in YOUR geographic area.
2. The myth that ADN programs offer more/better clinical hours than BSN program is just that -- a myth. Sure, there are some
ADN programs that provide more/better clinical training that some
BSN programs, but that is not generally true across the country. In my region, the ADN programs are having trouble getting clinical slots and some ADN programs are having trouble meeting the minimal requirements required for their students to be licensed. Once again, you need to thoroughly investigate the quality of the schools in your area -- and not base your decision on out-of-date information or the personal biases of some annonymous internet posters who know nothing about where you live.
3. As a general rule ... if there is a reputable, fully accredited
BSN program that is a realistic option
for you financially, etc. ... then I would recommend you do that program. The ADN-BSN route can sometimes work well for some people, but it is becoming increasing difficult as time goes by and the trend towards higher education for nurses gains momentum. Why take the chance if the direct route of a BSN is a realistic option? If the BSN is not a decent option for you, then there is no quandry. Do what you have to do.
Good luck with whatever you decide.