In a profession like nursing it would seem that nursing experience counts for so much more than an extra two years of schooling.
I honestly don't understand why there is a high regard for a bachelor's degree in nursing.
I am not discounting the BSN but as a BSN myself I know that I don't hold a candle to someone with a ADN and 2 years of working experience.
4 years in school vs. 2 years in school + 2 years of working experience.
Aug 12, '07
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
I chose the ADN because it's the fastest and most cost-effective route for me...and you're right--nothing beats hands-on work experience, and I'll get plenty of that fast
If I had the time/money, I'd do the BSN instead because it does open up more opportunities (management, education, etc.). But eventually, I'll get one.
Oh yeah, there's actually a whole forum devoted to this topic
Last edit by Meriwhen on Aug 12, '07