Quote from caliotter3
As far as being faced with acceptances at both BSN and ASN programs, if at all possible, I would, if I were doing it again, choose the BSN program and get it over with.
That's assuming all other things equal.
Some programs are very much "hands off", not giving much support to student or lectures tend to be the instructor reading from the text, so the students pretty much teach themselves. Other programs offer more support (tutorials, extra practice tests, etc) or are known for having great instructors. For some, that wouldn't make a difference, but for others that might make the difference between successful completion of the program or having to repeat coursework - and perhaps getting discouraged and giving up.
Some programs include just the minimum of clinical time, high instructor to student ratios and clinical instructors who haven't practiced in the "real world" for a long time. Other programs offer more than the minimum and have a good reputation for preparing students for the "real world." For some, that wouldn't make a difference, but for others, that might make the difference in making the difficult transition to practicing nursing as opposed to feeling hopelessly ill-prepared and giving up.