Quote from aspiringnurse8
]Hello fellow pre-nursing students ~
]I've just signed up for allnurses.com today - it looks great and Ohhh so helpful already! So, I went to college when you were supposed to, but didnt know what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I took some 'time off' which turned into 6-7 yrs. I'm finally ready, and I've started taking my pre-reqs, while working full time. I know an RN who told me to just go for my Associates because the only major difference in getting my BSN is more adminstrative responsibilities if I want them...I just wanted to get some other opinions on the matter. I'm currently attending a community college, but I work at a University that has a school of nursing - so I could try to apply there. I have probably a year to make this decision, I just want to make the right one and be confident about it!
]Have a great day!
Hi there and Welcome!
There are A TON of ADN vs. BSN debates on here if you try searching them you will find a lot...
But to give you my professional opinion.......
haha.... I'm right there with ya...
I have my Bachelors degree in another field. It's possible for me to go on and actually get my Masters in Nursing and it would take me just a semester or two longer than if I get my ADN. So right now, I'm on the fence as to what I should do.
This is what I've come up with so far:
If I get my ADN, I will more than likely get a job as an RN. (a lot of places say "BSN" preferred, but with the nursing shortage, I don't think that at this point it is a necessity). Once I start working for a hospital, I hope to have them help me financially to complete my BSN degree.
I'm still debating the BSN route though. I would be able to go to a University (rather than a CC), and I've ALWAYS wanted to go to the U of M. It is about an additional $6,000.00, but I will have my Master's in the end.
I guess for me, I still don't know. But whether you get your ADN or your BSN, you will still get to be an RN and I think that is the most important part of the whole ordeal.
Sorry if I'm not much help. As I said... I don't know what the heck I'm going to do as it is.
HTH's a little anyway.