Published Jun 7, 2010
Do you think it is better to get your ADN the go for your BSN or just get your BSN?
I think it depends on a lot of personal factors that you have to evaluate yourself--what programs are available to you, what your income/lifestyle situation is, how long it will take you to do your prereqs and then the program itself, etc. You can always get your ADN and work while doing a bridge program, or you might prefer to just dive in and get your BSN over and done with. I'm a second career nursing student and I'm choosing to just go right in with the BSN program since I'm interested in graduate education after the BSN. I just spent a full year doing my pre-reqs through evening and online course while I worked full time. While I will be unemployed for 2 years during nursing school and living primarily off my husband's modest salary, I have a great support system of family and friends who have offered to help buy us groceries and cook meals for us, and ultimately it will be the fastest way to get on the career path I've chosen.
Thanx!.....It will take me a year longer to get my BSN. In the long run i want to obtain by masters and hopefully become a NP.
In my area, the universities are already preparing to remove the MSN program and switch to DNP, so keep that in mind.
Ok thanx for the info!!
Go for the BSN if you're not in a need to get out and work ASAP. Everyone wants to finish school as soon as they can but some people really need to work. If you're one of those people who won't suffer greatly over that year, it might just be easier to do your BSN especially since you want to be a NP.
In my area the BSN programs have less competition than the ADN programs anyway and they don't have wait lists, so that might also be something to consider.
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