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- Jun 8, '09 by CastymissI also paid CASH for my BSN degree. I did not want to take out loans or owe any money when I was done. My employer did have tuition reimbursments that I did take advantage of. They paid 3,000.00 a year. I was in an RN to BSN program and have to tell you that I only had to pay a very small amout out of my own paychecks. My mom also bought all my books so that helped a lot..LOL. The RN to BSN is a great way to advance and get your degree. It is usually ONE day a week taking 2 classes a semester for a total of 6 units. Very do able when working full time.
- Jun 10, '09 by priznrn135It's not a slam, it's my experience. I don't know where you're from, but the BSN programs around me aren't better than the ADN programs at all. Again, this is what I know. Chill out.
- Jun 11, '09 by CastymissUM...Chill out from what?
- Jun 11, '09 by NewRN2008I actually started out by reading the title of this thread and was very offended, is it safe? really? YES!! In many places there is NO difference in working with bsn vs adn. there is not any reason to ever think that its not safe. i think that maybe you need to do some more research.
- Aug 5, '09 by happyS09I also got hired right out of school with ADN. No, problems. I am planning on going back to further my education, but once you take Boards you are a nurse.
- Aug 10, '09 by AlexsysQuote from tadcadnadThis question was in no way intended to be a "slam" to anyone. It is an innocent question--I am just looking for input from experienced nurses to figure out which program I should attend--ADN or BSN because quite simply I was not sure. Thank you for your help and I am sorry if anyone has taken my question as an insult. It surely was not meant to be insulting. By the way--I have chosen the ADN program.
I dont think that post was meant for you. There was a poster in here that made a post to look like they slammed BSN nurses for not being prepared. That post was meant for someone else
- Aug 10, '09 by AlexsysQuote from priznrn135It's not a slam, it's my experience. I don't know where you're from, but the BSN programs around me aren't better than the ADN programs at all. Again, this is what I know. Chill out.
The only difference in my experience between the ADN and BSN was the amount of papers I had to write.(More research papers for the BSN) I still got the same amount of clinical experience. However, I only chose the BSN route because I had dreams of anesthesia school which I am currently attending