ADN vs BSN - page 3

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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


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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
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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.
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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 !
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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.
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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.
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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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    Well, I've actually decided to go ahead and go for my BSN since it would only take me one more year of school. I think it will be harder to go back to school in the long run. Kind of a "seize the day" type thing.
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    Originally posted by luvmydog
    DOes anyone here have any experience with the "direct-entry" type programs for people with Bachelor's degrees in other disciplines?
    Yes, I do!

    I am in a "second bachelor's degree program" right now. I had a bachelor's in English and just started a BSN program at UNC-Chapel Hill. At UNC, if you already have a bachelor's you can get your BSN in either 24 months or 14 months, your choice. (You're technically a transfer student; they pull in credits from your first degree so you can go right into the nursing curriculum.) However, the 14-month class is a lot smaller in terms of the number of students so it's a little tougher to get into.

    I'm in the 14-month and it is SO INTENSE. I am crazy to be on this bulletin board right now instead of studying...

    In my case I could have gotten an ADN at the local community college, but interestingly enough, they wanted more prerequisite work from me, so it was going to take longer just to GET IN, and then the program was going to be at least two years. So going for the BSN at UNC meant I could be finished and working as a nurse sooner.

    Also, at Miami-Dade Community College (Miami, FL ), if you already have another degree, you can do a 1-year accelerated program for your ADN. (We were thinking of moving there for a while, which is why I know about that one!)

    I'm sorry - I didn't notice where you are from and now can't see that information on the screen, but if you're interested in UNC's programs, check out http://nursing.unc.edu. If you're closer to Florida, I think that link is http://www.mdcc.edu.


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