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Both advice is incorrect to an extent.
You can get an OR job as a nurse with an Associates Degree. ADN nurses enjoy a wide variety of entry level positions, the same as BSN.
Don't rule out the BSN however. The BSN will get you jobs later on down the line as you age in nursing. At what age are you hoping to retire? I got a BSN at age 48 because unless I marry rich or win the lottery I'm still looking at 20 more years of working and I'm doubting I can do bedside nursing that long without burning our or physically not being able to handle the demands, so it's good to have the BSN for options.
The BSN can get you jobs in eduction, research, quality control and other areas that aren't necessarily the business end or management end of things.
Another option is one that I did, and that is get the RN through the community college, and then work until you're ready to go back and do an RN to BSN program, which is a part-time gig.
Good luck in whatever you do. Feel free to ask any questions at all. I moved your post to this forum where such questions are considered.