What made you decide to go for ASN or BSN?

  1. Lately I've been contemplating what would make the most sense. I have all but 3 of my ASN pre reqs satisfied, and I'm not sure how many BSN. But I was set on getting my ASN then doing the bridge program - now I'm not too sure.
    I'm currently taking chem, will be taking ap 1&2 in fall, as well as retaking political science, then microbiology and sociology in the spring. Ive thought about just going straight through. I do have two kids, not employed, and I'm just not sure lately.

    What made you decide? Or more so helped you decide?
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  3. by   SquishyRN
    Faster. Cheaper. I'll be working as an RN already while I get my BSN. I already work as an LVN so I'm not concerned about not finding a job as an ADN new grad. My work is aware I'm just waiting to take NCLEX and are holding an RN position for me.
  4. by   LoriRNCM
    Expense for me as well, as I am paying my own way with no grants or loans. My ADN program starts in August so praying by August 2015 I will be working as an RN while completing my BSN.
  5. by   Bubbly26
    The deciding factor for me was the cost. I already have a Bachelors so I am not eligible for grants. I will be paying for nursing school out of pocket so that was the deciding factor for me. Otherwise, I would have gone for the ABSN.
  6. by   Jill2Shay
    Time. I can get an ADN in 2 years and then a BSN in one calendar year all online.
  7. by   benegesserit
    Luck of the draw. BSN required o-chem, ASN didn't, so I was able to start applying to ASN programs a semester earlier, and I got into one of them.

    I'm glad it worked out that way. I got into an excellent, accelerated program, and my family really needed me working, so faster was ideal.
  8. by   steelydan
    Quote from Jill2Shay
    Time. I can get an ADN in 2 years and then a BSN in one calendar year all online.
    This is exactly what I want to do. Plus I can apply to the ADN school and if I miss the cut I'll be working on my credits to get accepted into a BSN school. My #1 goal is to get into the ADN school, though.
  9. by   ant2cory
    I'm getting my BSN. I had applied to the ASN program but the wait was 2 years long and bc it was full time during the day I knew I couldn't work. As a single mom who owns a house I knew it would be very costly to live off loans for 2 yeas. I had so many prerequs (long story) that I decided to apply to the BSN program. Long story short, I will have my BSN sooner than I would have had my ASN. And because it is an evening and weekend program I can work the whole time making it less expensive even though I am paying uneversity fees.
  10. by   ShakeItOff0515
    Location, at this point at I am unable to move so I applied to both an ADN and ABSN program. I already have been accepted to the ADN program. If I get into the ABSN program I will go that route since time wise it is much quicker.
  11. by   zoe92
    I switched from a BA to nursing after one year in college so getting my ADN or BSN would take the same amount of time since most of my general classes were completed. My parents help financially any ways, which I know is not an option for everyone. But also where I live there are mostly jobs for BSNs not ADNs.
  12. by   whattodo4
    easy, the BSN program accepted me the ADN did not
  13. by   ScientistSalarian
    Cost and location. I'm paying my own way through school with a lab job that I love and just couldn't stomach quitting, moving to a different area of the state and taking out massive loans to pay for the ritzy BSN program I got accepted to. Planning on doing a ADN-BSN bridge program at a state school when I finish - not glamorous but eminently sensible.
  14. by   priorities2
    I'm a traditional-age college student with no previous degrees, and come from a background where a 4-year degree is expected of me. Hence, BSN.

    Had I thought about it more rationally, I might have chosen ASN straight out of HS, but in my city, only one or two hospital systems don't prefer BSN. Also, I didn't decide on nursing until my sophomore year of college was about to start anyway, so it made more sense to stay on the bachelor's track.