Adn or bsn ? Need help choosing!!

  1. So I am starting community college this fall and I've decided I will be majoring in nursing.However, I am stuck on whether I should get and associates degree or if I should just take a straight shot towards a bachelor's. I don't know anybody in the field and would really like some opinions, pros,cons.i haven't done my general eds yet but I would like to have a plan set out for me.
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  3. by   Purple_Clover
    I'm just posting here to tell you to use the search function on this website. This has been hashed and re-hashed a hundred times. I think I need to keep a Google Doc that I can copy and paste for these questions.
  4. by   Bigmamalexii
    Lol, I just joined the other day , & oh that's probably why nobody bothered to comment ,thank you for your reply though.
  5. by   chris21sn
    Do yourself a favor and just get bsn! You'll save yourself time in the future! There might be a chance that people might not hire you because you only has an associates, but there won't ever be a time when someone might not hire you because you have a bachelors. If you don't plan on going back to school at all, just get the hard work out of the way and do it now!

    more hospitals are requiring that bsn nowadays
  6. by   4mranch
    Quote from Bigmamalexii
    So I am starting community college this fall and I've decided I will be majoring in nursing.However, I am stuck on whether I should get and associates degree or if I should just take a straight shot towards a bachelor's. I don't know anybody in the field and would really like some opinions, pros,cons.i haven't done my general eds yet but I would like to have a plan set out for me.
    I would suggest going right into a BSN program. You will find work as an ADN, but more doors will open with a BSN. Also, if you still have to do your pre-reqs you are going to spend a year doing that alone, so why not go another year and get your BSN.
    Best of luck
  7. by   saraconrad
    Quote from chris21sn
    Do yourself a favor and just get bsn! You'll save yourself time in the future! There might be a chance that people might not hire you because you only has an associates, but there won't ever be a time when someone might not hire you because you have a bachelors. If you don't plan on going back to school at all, just get the hard work out of the way and do it now!

    more hospitals are requiring that bsn nowadays
    If you go for your BSN, I would recommend studying with Aspen University's RN to BSN program. I graduated there in 2015 and loved it! It's affordable and all online which I loved the most considering I had a job as well. If you want to know how to get more information or how to apply, I can give you the link I used. Good luck!
  8. by   MsLori615
    So, here are my thoughts:

    Option #1 If you are fresh out of HS or never have a bachelors then try for your BSN.

    Option #2 If you have a Bachelor's in something other than nursing but want to change careers then get you ADN.

    Now if you picked Option #2 think about this

    If your GPA is not great after graduating with your bachelors and you want some experience then proceed with the ADN. You can still further your career and get your masters but now your GPA will be better (if you do will in nursing school) and you will have work experience (which some master programs require).

    Or you can skip the ADN program and just take the GRE and apply to master programs that accepts people with other bachelor's degrees. Some you can obtain you BSN and MSN in one swoop other skip the BSN part and give your masters.


    I hope this helps!

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