Will ADN RNs eventually be "phased out" - page 2

Hello everyone, I'm an 18yo male currently trying to decide what career path would be best for me. After researching quite a few careers in which 1-2 years programs are available such as nursing... Read More

  1. Visit  SarasotaRN2b profile page
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    I echo the sentiments of the posters proceeding me that, no, ADNs will not be phased out in the near future. Even with the great percentage of nurses having ADNs, the nursing shortage is going to grow due to the aging population.

    I do think believe that young aspiring nurses like the OP should do the BSN...enjoy the process including college while you can! As a nontraditional student among many other nontrads pursuing nursing, the ADN pathway is the best way. One can do the prereqs on a part-time basis while either working and/or taking care of their families. The ADN provides us nontrads with the option to become an RN that if a BSN would be the only required degree will eliminate a very large pool of nurses. There are also now many options for those ADNs to get their BSN (many online programs are now offered) on their terms.

    So, no ADNs will probably not (if ever) be phased out for BSN entraints only...however, if you can go straight into a BSN from high school, do it.

    Kris
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  3. Visit  HM2VikingRN profile page
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    One other advantage to the BSN. It gives you time to mature emotionally before assuming responsibility of a great magnitude.

    I would also encourage you to consider joining one of the reserve components of the military as a medic or Hospital Corpsman. These are great opportunities to learn technical and assessment skills. The experience can only help you as you go to school.

    (I don't forsee ADN's being phased out anytime soon. ND tried this and it caused a shortage of nurses. The BSN law was repealed as a result.)

    Best of luck as you start your journey!
  4. Visit  Tom123 profile page
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    Quote from HM2Viking
    One other advantage to the BSN. It gives you time to mature emotionally before assuming responsibility of a great magnitude.

    I would also encourage you to consider joining one of the reserve components of the military as a medic or Hospital Corpsman. These are great opportunities to learn technical and assessment skills. The experience can only help you as you go to school.

    (I don't forsee ADN's being phased out anytime soon. ND tried this and it caused a shortage of nurses. The BSN law was repealed as a result.)

    Best of luck as you start your journey!
    It is GREAT to see a Hospital Corpsman Second Class in this forum. I too was a HM2, prior to receiving my commission as a Nurse Corps Officer.

    Wish you the best
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