I have a BA and an MBA. I am going the ADN & RN-BSN route.
1.) Money.. unlike the last two degrees I am paying cash for my education.
2.) Money... I can receive scholarships and reimbursement that will cover my entire education, not just part of it...
3.) Time.. I have time to work part-time while attending the ADN program part-time since I have completed all of my non-nursing courses.
4.) Time... while attending ADN school I have time to gain more exposure at the local hospital as a tech.
5.) GO ARMY!.... The US Army Reserves will accept ADNs who are RNs within its Army Medical Department (AMEDD) as Commissioned Officers. While serving in the Army Nurse Corps one is completely deployable to active duty status so there is no need to join other branches as a BSN or to join Active Duty Army as a BSN before trying to make the rank of Major. :spin:
6.) Time... I have time to work full-time as a RN while attending the RN-BSN program part-time.
7.) Options.... The world is wide open for me since I already have two other degrees and years of Health Care experience. My prior work experience and advanced education will not be tossed aside when I choose to find employment as a Health Care Administrator.
OP: If you plan out a career as a Registered Nurse correctly, it is absolutely possible to do just about anything you can imagine. So whichever route you choose good luck.