ASN vs. BSN pros/cons and POLL - Page 2Register Today!
- Mar 28, '12 by tigoI'd say BSN as you would need to take 1 more year to get a BSN after, and IMO, time is money.
- Mar 28, '12 by aabbccddYou are not a nurse until you pass NCLEX and the sooner you have the chance to sit for NCLEX the better. Therefore, I would go for ADN, even if the market looks better for BSN in your area. Also, community colleges are much cheaper than universities. It is always better to have as little debt as possible, especially in this economy.
- Mar 29, '12 by KrazyKarenIf you already have a Bachelor's degree, there are programs for accelerated second degree BSN for those who already have a degree. It cuts your nursing bachelor's down to like 12-18 months. Not sure if that program is offered in your area. A con may be that it is a full time course load including through the summer (according to what I hear), but you're done much faster, and possibly cheaper, than adding another 4 years of college and additional debt. Just a thought....
- Mar 29, '12 by dogfood341I also think that you should go for the ASN, start getting experience AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, and get your employer to pay for your RN-BSN.
There are even some programs that are RN-MSN, so you could just bypass the whole BSN altogether.
- Jun 28, '12 by lovelyx3What did you finally end up picking?
- Jun 28, '12 by lovelyx3Im currently in the same dilemma and i have more or less the same pros and cons. I myself am going for the ASN degree because i do not care for any management position. All i hope is finding a good job after nursing school.
- Jun 28, '12 by NyLALoveI'm still new to this website....
How can I vote? Or is the poll closed now?
Well, either way, I think you should get your associates.
- Jun 29, '12 by lovelyx3Its so tempting just to get that bachelors out of the way. Some people looked at me like im crazy when i told them i was turning down an awesome nursing school to go to a local college's nursing program.