I am a 25 year on pre-nursing student at cc and I am worndering is it "easier" to go ASN or BSN. Please understand that I know that becoming a RN in either program is very difficult. You have to admit that there are more prereq in BSN program and you do take more of the nursing management courses. As older student at this time I am not sure If I could heck the extra nursing classes right now. I honsetly just want to be able to call myself a RN. I figure going to school for a RN is hard with the extra load of classes. Once I am done with my prereq. I will be apply to the all ASN RN programs at CC but also at private schools as well (the nursing program is very hard to get it and I am trying to keep my options open) not to mention that a private RN program cost almost twice as much when you go stright BSN. I am trying to go through school with as little debt as possible becasue my husband and I would like to buy a home and start a family after I finish nursing school. So I was thinking that I could do all my prereq for BSN RN then once employed as a ASN RN find an employer that would pay if not 100% most of BSN degree. The big problem is that my long time goal is to be a NP and going for ASN frist will actually in the long run cost me more time to finish and become a NP.