Any info on this would be helpful.
My situation is that I have a BS in Communications. I've applied to several nursing schools and got in to 3 but they are a few hours away. Now their is this one school who happens to not be too far from me but they offer a diploma in nursing. My question to you is are diploma nurses as respected in the hospital as ADN? [By no means am I putting down diploma nurses down but the truth is their is alot of B.S, on the floor from our fellow nurses in terms of education even if we do not want to admit it.] My aunt has been a nurse for 16yrs and received a diploma at the time--she said don't apply to this program because folks don't hold the term "diploma" in high regards. WHen I mention to other friends about the "diploma nurse program" they all crinkle their nose like its' a dirty word as if diploma stands for a generic certificate.
So, if anyone has applied or recently graduated from a diploma program please let me know what your experience has been negative or positive.