A friend of mine just told me he assumed no RNs had Bachelor's degrees - because he sees so many advertisements for "RN to BSN" programs. I had to explain to him that those "bridge" programs are for people with Associate Degrees in Nursing, who passed NCLEX and work as RNs but want to pursue a Bachelor's. This seems to confuse anyone who is not in nursing or health care, and frankly, as a BSN, I find it annoying. Semantics are everything - and these programs should be referred to as "ADN to BSN." The phrasing "RN to BSN program" DOES give the impression that those with RN licenses do NOT have a BSN. I NO LIKE!