pednursedeb 100 Posts Aug 12, 2009 Not sure you really want my opinion. I have an ADN. At my age, I don't think I'll go any further. All I have is experience in working with nurses or students from the accelerated programs. They seem less prepared and don't seem to have a good grasp of disease procesess and patient care. I think an accelerated program can work, but you need to be very determined to go further than what is taught in school. You might have to do more reading on your own or learning on the side. A lot of it just depends on the person.