Quote from mee9mee9
maybe my question should be do u actually get hands on experience in clincals if you pursue a bsn?
Yes, you do; you'll place Foleys, initiate IVs, give meds, learn charting, do assessments, etc etc... with a 2-year program that's done in 4 semesters (5 if you do an LPN exit); with a 4-year BSN program, it's spread out more. If you want more hands-on training, know your stuff before
you show up to clinicals; be ready to volunteer to assist with placing a chest tube, remove staples, do an IV push... whatever might happen. If you show aptitude and are willing to be the first to try something, your instructor will likely take notice and let you do more. I can't tell you how many times at the start of clinicals my instructor would pop her head into a room and go "Anyone want to d/c an epidural?" and the students would look nervously at each other and wait for someone else to volunteer. Get the basics down (sterile procedures, how to admin different types of injections, etc) from your book and be the first to jump on whatever opportunities your instructor provides.