ADN vs BSN - page 2

I was just wondering, what is the difference between an ADN (RN)and a BSN (RN), besides the fact one is a 4 year and one is a 2 year program?... Read More

  1. Visit  luvmydog profile page
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    DOes anyone here have any experience with the "direct-entry" type programs for people with Bachelor's degrees in other disciplines?
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  3. Visit  debralynn profile page
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    2amigos: I too am just getting started in my LPN program at age 43. But this is how I figure it! By the time I get out of college with my BSN RN, I won't have to work very long before I can start drawing my Social Security. And I have heard the government uses your last 5 years to determine your amount of Social Security you get! So, lets face it 2amigos, WE GOT IT MADE IN THE SHADE!!!!! lol
  4. Visit  calliou profile page
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    Hey!
    I'm 39 and just finished my LPN!
    When I go back for my ASN, I'll be 40, graduate that when I'm 41.
    Then, I'm looking toward my BSN.
    Who cares about age?
    I care about nursing and learning what I can to care for people.

    Was going to stick with ASN, but BSN can open some doors for me if I ever decide to work "behind a desk" instead of "bedside care". Or if I may want to teach nursing....

    Best of luck to you in your decision!
  5. Visit  studentOH profile page
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    luvmydog: A friend told me she had some trouble with the job hunting because they saw the "msn" and then realized they didn't have any experience *lol*. Got hired though, and now wouldn't know the difference.

    Bri
  6. Visit  Swiftee profile page
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    What a good post! I have been pondering this myself.

    Right now, I'm leaning towards getting my ADN and then going through an RN to BSN program later. Thing is, I have no CLUE when I would be able to go back to school again because I would like to have a 3rd baby in about 3-4 years. Not sure how this is going to fit in with my plans right now, but I do know that college is my priority. I want to be able to be financially independent from my husband (you know what I mean if you've ever had to ask your hubby for cash ) and be able to support us if (heaven forbid ) anything ever happens to him.

    So anyways, the thing that dropped my jaw was all the requirements for entrance into the BSN program. There were at LEAST 20 extra credits required just to enter the stupid program, RN or not. My 2 year degree is already going to take 4 years when you count the pre-req's and the nearly 1 year between admission to and starting the actual nursing program.

    I have a question...I hope it's not stupid, but you guys on this forum are so sweet and helpful, I can't imagine anybody thinking ill of me for asking. My question is, when you enter a typical Rn to BSN program, is it still a 4 year program? Or do they shave a couple years off for you since it seems to me you would be considered sort of an advanced student?
  7. Visit  Mkue profile page
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    Originally posted by Swiftee
    What a good post! I have been pondering this myself.

    Right now, I'm leaning towards getting my ADN and then going through an RN to BSN program later. Thing is, I have no CLUE when I would be able to go back to school again because I would like to have a 3rd baby in about 3-4 years. Not sure how this is going to fit in with my plans right now, but I do know that college is my priority. I want to be able to be financially independent from my husband (you know what I mean if you've ever had to ask your hubby for cash ) and be able to support us if (heaven forbid ) anything ever happens to him.

    So anyways, the thing that dropped my jaw was all the requirements for entrance into the BSN program. There were at LEAST 20 extra credits required just to enter the stupid program, RN or not. My 2 year degree is already going to take 4 years when you count the pre-req's and the nearly 1 year between admission to and starting the actual nursing program.

    I have a question...I hope it's not stupid, but you guys on this forum are so sweet and helpful, I can't imagine anybody thinking ill of me for asking. My question is, when you enter a typical Rn to BSN program, is it still a 4 year program? Or do they shave a couple years off for you since it seems to me you would be considered sort of an advanced student?
    Hi Swiftee, I think it depends on "their" curriculum for the degree. If you meet all the requirements to be a Jr you can probably start the first clinical. Do you know what school you are interested in? I would check to see what their requirements are and see what you have to transfer.

    Good Luck, I hope that helps a little !
  8. Visit  delirium profile page
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    I'd like to be the voice of dissent here and say that I am in an ADN program and have no desire to go back for a BSN.

    I don't want to be a perpetual student, I don't feel I need to be a BSN-prepared nurse to be a good one, I want a job with a relatively good salary and time with my family. I have no desire to be a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthesist or anything like that.

    Sorry if that makes me seem lazy or complacent, but it is what it is. There's more to my life than work.
  9. Visit  Mkue profile page
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    originally posted by mspurp
    i'd like to be the voice of dissent here and say that i am in an adn program and have no desire to go back for a bsn.

    i don't want to be a perpetual student, i don't feel i need to be a bsn-prepared nurse to be a good one, i want a job with a relatively good salary and time with my family. i have no desire to be a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthesist or anything like that.

    sorry if that makes me seem lazy or complacent, but it is what it is. there's more to my life than work.
    mspurp, i don't think that makes you sound lazy or complacent. some rn's i have spoke with have said that a bachelor in another area other than nursing is what they want or not go on at all. i think it's a personal choice
  10. Visit  delirium profile page
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    I think so too, Marie. I just have different priorities. I'm so not the management type, and I can't imagine ever needing a BSN.

    If I do, perhaps I'll go back and get one, but at this point I have no intention of pursuing a BSN after I graduate.

    I will consider myself lucky to graduate with an associate's.
  11. Visit  Mkue profile page
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    Originally posted by MsPurp
    I think so too, Marie. I just have different priorities. I'm so not the management type, and I can't imagine ever needing a BSN.

    If I do, perhaps I'll go back and get one, but at this point I have no intention of pursuing a BSN after I graduate.

    I will consider myself lucky to graduate with an associate's.
    MsPurp.. I'm not a management type person either.. I would like to maybe be an instructor of lower level courses someday.

    In the mean time I'm just happy where I am !! Have a Good Day !
  12. Visit  Swiftee profile page
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    Hi mkue!

    I'm interested in either Portland State University or Oregon Health Sciences University. Would prefer OHSU, but I hear they are ungodly expensive. It would be one of those colleges, though.
  13. Visit  nightingale profile page
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    If you are looking at the program @ UNM; feel free to PM me. That is the program I completed.

    It is good to see this thread going so positively. There are lots of wonderful thoughts and questions being discussed.

    B.
  14. Visit  Mkue profile page
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    hi all, i'll probably have to stay in ohio and finish further education or do something online. i have two kids in jr. high and one in college that is only 1/2 hour away so it's pretty nice. there is a medical college of ohio that is not far from me, i don't know how tough it is to be into their rn to msn program. i don't want my sciences to expire so i have to do something within 5-6 years!




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