Bachelor Degree for nursing is a must??? - page 2

Hey guys, please help! I had a friend's friend just graduated from Aldephei College of nursing. I told her I am gonna go to a private school 2 year program for an associate degree. She said, "Oh, u... Read More

  1. by   CRNA2BKY
    Quote from blessed061987
    Hey there eyesonme,

    As far as I know, you can either go the ASN route or the BSN, it is up to you. The difference is, most hospitals won't allow you to go into management without having a Bachelors degree. At least that is the case down here in Texas. I do know that some people have said that they have been in management without their BSN, but if you don't plan on going in to be a manager or administrator, go the ASN route. I don't see that anyone can take that away from you!!
    Acutally, there are other reasons that someone may want to go the BSN route besides a desire to go into management/administration. Some people just may want to have a bachelors degree for their personal goals. Some places may have higher salaries for those with a BSN over and ADN. Some people may want to go on and get a masters degree at some point in their career, and having a bachelors degree is a prerequisit for that. Some people may want to have just a little advantage in finding nursing jobs, and may feel that having a BSN may put them at a little advantage over the ADN's when it comes down to getting a job after graduation. And some may want to go into research, and the BSN prepares the nurse for research better than an ADN.
    Now, I'm not saying there is anything wrong with getting an ADN. I'm all for it. There are advantages of getting an ADN also, such as getting a job quicker. However, what I am saying is that there are other reasons to go for a BSN besides just administration and/or management.
    Hope this helps.
  2. by   NeosynephRN
    Quote from nurse2bKY
    There are advantages of getting an ADN also, such as getting a job quicker.
    I totally agree with you that there are a lot of reasons that people would go to get a BSN...this just made me laugh....I started my pre-req's for my "2 Year" ADN, in 2001...I graduated this May...LOL...Like I tell people I could have been a Dr in the time it took me to graduate from a CC!!! Personally I could have gotten a job quicker if I had gone the BSN route...but I would have had major debt!!

    Like everyone has said there are advantages to each degree and level of education. YOu need to do what is right for you!! GL!!
  3. by   robinanne72
    eyesonme, I agree with mistirose, if you study and believe in yourself, you will be fine. I've been out of school more than 25 years and started back for my bsn about a year ago-(another year to go!!). It's a lot of hard work, but it's worth it. I am not sure why the schools always trot that out-"X number of people don't make it..."and it's not just nursing they do it in. When one of my sons started college a few years back, they said look around you-about 1/2 the people here will not make it through the 1st year. That was just a general freshman meeting. "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." Starting back to school is like the high dive-just shut your eyes and jump-that's the hardest part. Once you're in, keep swimming. Before you know it, you will be looking at graduation. Then the real fun begins:-)
  4. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from nurse2bKY
    Some people may want to go on and get a masters degree at some point in their career, and having a bachelors degree is a prerequisit for that.
    *** That is only true if one wants to go to CRNA school. Otherwise there are many RN to MSN programs where no BSN is awarded at all and having a BSN is certainly not a prerequisite.
  5. by   eyesonme
    Quote from mistirose
    eyesonme,
    I am 40 years old. I earned my GED in 2003. I only had a 9th grade education and started at the basic levels in college. I have a 3.40 GPA. If I can do it anyone can. Believe in yourself and study. I help other students and know when to ask for help myself. I will graduate next May. It's worth all the hard work. I enjoy school now.Good luck to you!
    Thank you for giving me the encourage!:spin: I will do my best to be successful.
  6. by   eyesonme
    Quote from mistirose
    eyesonme,
    I am 40 years old. I earned my GED in 2003. I only had a 9th grade education and started at the basic levels in college. I have a 3.40 GPA. If I can do it anyone can. Believe in yourself and study. I help other students and know when to ask for help myself. I will graduate next May. It's worth all the hard work. I enjoy school now.Good luck to you!
    Thank you for giving me the encourage!:spin: I will do my best to be successful. Good Luck to u too.
  7. by   eyesonme
    Thank you for all these wonderful important info!!!
  8. by   jlsst7
    Hi. I am 31, and just finished the second level. I have 4 kids, all under 10 and have pretty high GPA. Yes, nursing school is hard, but it is not unpassable. The ones who drop out in the first level are the ones who don't like the messy part of nursing or never really wanted to do it in the first place. If you love helping others, and realize this is not a glamorous feild, than you will do just fine. Besides, you already joined this website and are asking questions so, you must be pretty serious. I think you will make it!
  9. by   lreed42
    There is no way an ASN will ever transfer to an LPN. An LPN and a ASN nurse take two different sets of board exams.
  10. by   akanini
    I have been hearing this in NY for many years. PLEASE.
  11. by   akanini
    OP, I'm assuming you are from NY, since Adelphi is here. I have been hearing this in NY for many years. PLEASE finish your program and don't listen to that. You can always get your BSN later.

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