I think you will find that starting an ADN vs BSN debate is counterproductive. As you accurately stated, we all pass the same boards and earn the same license. I suggest you not generalize about the quality of BSN education based on a few questions posed by students in your review class, just as you would not appreciate anyone bashing ADN grads.
That said, I am finding a common problem among posters on various threads regarding educational preparation. Many posters have lamented the difficulty in finding jobs as ADN grads in some areas of the country. Another poster stated the difficulty in finding a job as an Excelsior grad even in a state that accepts Excelsior degrees.
I suggest that potential nursing students research the job market in the area they would like to work before
enrolling in school. There are many cities with a glut of RN grads looking for jobs (Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, for example). Employers
there can set any standards they like about the grads they employ, since there are so many from which to choose, from so many local schools. I don't mean to imply that BSN grads are superior to any other, simply that there are fewer of them, so it narrows the selection process quickly for the nurse recruiter, and looks good to JCAHO surveyors and Magnet status reviewers to advertise staff members with Bachelor's-level educational preparation.
In less populated areas with fewer nursing schools, nurse recruiters welcome inquiries from grads of all programs. You may find that you need to be flexible in location in order to find your first nursing job.
Students would be well-served to understand their employment prospects before
choosing a nursing education program, so that they can choose a program best suited to meeting their employment goals.