When attending a traditional BSN program, are students told they're better than ADNs? - page 6

...intellectually, or is it just implied? I am a ADN- holding RN and have already been rather smugly informed by around four RNs where I recently began working that THEY have BSNs. Sorry, but 3/4of... Read More

  1. by   applesxoranges
    Honestly? I am glad that my work place does not add excessive initials after ones' name. You're your title. If you're a LPN, you're a LPN. If you're a RN, you're a RN. Doesn't matter if you have a ADN, BSN, MSN, or PhD. If you're a NP, you're a NP.
  2. by   RunBabyRN
    We've never been told that we were better than ADN-prepared nurses. We have a higher degree, and have learned more about theory, research, leadership and public health. It doesn't define me as a nurse, or make me a better nurse than an ADN-prepared coworker.
  3. by   NurseGuyBri
    I think that anyone saying a BSN is "better than" someone else is r/t poor personality. :0) I also think that the wrong word choice can really muck up an idea. I believe, having been a CNA, LPN, RN-ADN, RN-BSN that a BSN does provide you a plethora of extra tools in order to be a better nurse, but the only "better than" you can be is better than yourself. When I was a CNA, I thought, "Well, LPN's just sit around, there's no difference, we do all the work." I was a jerk then. Then I went to LPN school and said, "Oh my God, this is hard." When I got my first job I thought, "Holy crap batman, this is so difficult, I wish I had never down-talked LPN's!" I still hadn't learned my lesson though. The next thing I said was, "Man, RN's sit around all day, they have it easy!" Still a jerk. So, I went to RN school, then I thought, "Holy crap, batman, this is a lot of responsibility! I wish I had never down-talked RN's!" I think you get the point. Now, as a BSN, I realize that each step has its purpose, and the BSN is definitely needed, even in bedside nursing. It changes the way you think. We need not to keep saying which one is better and just say these two things: 1) everyone is different, and 2) Lets all work towards higher education. It's the right thing to do.