Quote from normusmaximus
I am looking to going into an ADN at a community college by next fall(2006). I am getting a little worried about my choice because it is coming up fast. So, is an ADN a good way to go to be an RN??
Getting a BSN does not take that much longer than an ADN once you add in pre-reqs.
If you are looking towards being an RN and stopping your career there for the next 30 years, by all means go for the ADN. If you want to think more long term, consider going directly for the BSN. Most RN to BSNs have told me they wish they had just done the whole thing the first time. BSNs have more advancement opportunities and furthermore, with a bachelor's degree in something
you have more job opportunities period.
It is my opinion (and only my opinion) that ADNs will be phased out. There is simply too much pressure from society for higher education. Twenty years ago, when you and I were 16, going to college was an option. Now it is not. The ADN is becoming the equivalent of the high school diploma in terms of the job market. The BSN is becoming the entry level degree.
With 30 more years to work, I would get a BSN and then start working on a master's. Again, just my opinion.