These questions might sound really "stupid," and I'm not even sure I'm wording this correctly, but I really want to know:
1. What is a BSN (in reference to a RN)?
1. Is it better to attend a two-year community college and get my ADN, or is it better to attend a four-year college and get my BSN?
2. Is it true that I can become a RN with a BSN in about four years right after high school?
3. Can I become a PA (hopefully with a PhD) after I get my BSN?
4. Last but not least, What are the (close to exact) steps I should follow right after or during high school in order to get my BSN?
Thank you so much!
Quote from nurseprice
2) RN's who have their ADN get paid a few dollars less than the ones who have their BSN. there is a longer waiting list for the ADN program because anyone can enroll in a community college rather than a university where you'd receive a BSN.
RN's with a BSN can get promoted much higher than one with an ADN which all in all mean better job opportunities.
I believe you should check your facts before advising anyone.
"RNs who have an ADN get paid a few dollars less than ones who have a BSN".
Really? What's your reference? That's news to all the ADNs who get paid the same wage or, in some cases, 50 cents an hour less (or, when talking about charge and specialty positions---MORE). While the hiring preference *may* be a BSN over an ADN, normally the wages aren't very dissimilar....certainly not as much as you profess.
"there is a longer waiting list for the ADN program because anyone can enroll in a community college rather than a university where you'd receive a BSN".
Anyone? That would come as a surprise to all those who needed a 4.0 to get into community college, but could get into a private university with a 2.8. Standards vary greatly. For-profit schools tend to have the least requirements but cost the most. As the tuition/total cost goes down, the standards for admission tend to go up, at least when we're talking about nursing programs. More competition for lower tuition=higher standards. The wait lists are also longer at community colleges because they better accommodate non-traditional students (older, with families, jobs, etc) than traditional (dorm-based) universities do.
As for promotion opportunities, this will vary considerably as well. While I absolutely encourage anyone who is able to get a BSN (I'm much in favor of advancing one's education), it is not always as required for job promotion as students are taught. Much depends on the facility, the position, and the experience of the person applying.
I know I answered a post of yours on a thread you started in which you were asking a basic question about the NCLEX (you clearly had misunderstood the info you'd gotten somewhere). You are a student now? Please be careful of spreading misinformation to others. It's rampant on these boards as it is!
Last edit by RNsRWe on May 15, '13
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May 16, '13
Here is a decent thread regarding...
Associate degree PA-C's
Bachelor degree PA-C's
And then Masters.
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