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ADN vs. BSN: Is an ADN Worth It Anymore?

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I'm a pre-nursing student and I am just wondering about the whole ADN vs. BSN thing.

From the research that I have done, I am wondering if an associate's degree in nursing is even worth it anymore? It seems that the trend is that you need a bachelor's in nursing as opposed to an associates in nursing to be competitive and get a job nowadays.

 I of course would love to get to work as a nurse sooner rather than later, however I want to make sure I am best educated and competitive. 

What are your thoughts?

Do hospitals hire ADN nurses anymore?

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Most hospitals will hire ADN especially if you are new graduate. But, more than likely you will be required to complete your BSN within 3-5 years post initial employment. However, the majority of hospitals offer tuition reimbursement and most RN to BSN programs are all online these days. So, very doable to get your BSN within 1-2 years post graduating nursing school. 

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On 4/1/2019 at 12:56 AM, Kcool17 said:

Most hospitals will hire ADN especially if you are new graduate. But, more than likely you will be required to complete your BSN within 3-5 years post initial employment. However, the majority of hospitals offer tuition reimbursement and most RN to BSN programs are all online these days. So, very doable to get your BSN within 1-2 years post graduating nursing school. 

i think it really comes down to time and cost. I can go straight into a BSN (2 yr program) and shell out about $96k or do ADN-BSN totaling about $30k for 3-4 yrs depending. Its been a really hard decision because I dont know which option would be best for me. I dont want that type of debt yet with small kids i dont have that kind of time! LOL 

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DO NOT PAY $96k for any nursing degree. Way too much money! 

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On 4/20/2019 at 8:26 PM, Kcool17 said:

DO NOT PAY $96k for any nursing degree. Way too much money! 

I definitely agree!! Too much!! I’m hoping to get into a community and get an ADN instead of shelling out $96k for a private BSN. But It is a very well known school here in CA with a famous hospital. 

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