Well as I have read there are other posts out there with the same question, but we all have different situations and I would like to get some opinions from anyone with some worthwhile experience.
Well I am 26, re-married and have two kids with my ex wife and looking to transfer out of my 4 year university (University of Texas at El Paso) where I was a pre engineering student, and instead enroll at a local community college (El Paso Community College). I have many of the "basic" courses done but none of the science and math courses that are required to rank into the program. I was in the military and have my post 9-11 GI bill available so the cost will be paid on whichever I chose. If I do go the ADN route I would then begin working, hopefully as an RN in an ICU enviroment, and then get my BSN through the four year state college. I thought that may be advantagious since I can begin working as an RN while I do the "fast track RN to BSN" option while working in an ICU setting. The reason I want that is so I can eventually become a CRNA. On the flip side I can chose to stay at UTEP and just transfer majors to the BSN route, but im not sure if that will just take an extra year to finish (given that both routes are considered in their respective entirety).
Now question number 1: Have many of you seen an RN with an ADN working in the ICU? That is pretty important part of my plan, and if this doesnt work out I would have to get my accute care experience after my BSN.
Question 2: Are there other advantages to ADN-RN that I have missed or am not aware of? Are there other advantages to just going straight to the BSN route that I am not aware of?
Question 3: Regarding CRNA school, is there a difference in selection if I chose to do either one of these vs the other?
Thank you all for your time and advice! Good luck in your studies and/or careers!