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Already have a bachelors, ADN or BSN?

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I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership (business management). If I went the ADN route, would it really get me into the field any sooner? A traditional BSN would take 2 years also because I have all of the gen ed requirements. If I have one BS in Management and an ADN, would I be competitive against BSN grads? I feel like I have the 2 years of general education, 2 years of business management and then 2 years of core nursing. Just looking for opinions - what would you do in this situation? There is an ADN program near me that requires less pre-reqs than the BSN programs do so I could likely start sooner, then maybe finish up my BSN online down the road. If I go for a BSN, I wouldn't be able to start until Summer/Fall 2016.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

The BSN degree will open you up to a greater number of employment opportunities during your nursing career. It would be a shame for your resume to be tossed aside because you lack the nursing degree that many of today's employers seek.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

Look into accelerated BSN programs. ADN + BS does NOT equal BSN and will not be viewed as such to hospitals that only hire BSN grads.

Pink Magnolia, BSN, RN

Specializes in LAD.

Look into accelerated BSN programs. ADN + BS does NOT equal BSN and will not be viewed as such to hospitals that only hire BSN grads.

Agree

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 5 years experience.

Look into accelerated BSN programs. ADN + BS does NOT equal BSN and will not be viewed as such to hospitals that only hire BSN grads.

OP: this is very much the case and the problem. I'm an ADN that also has a BS in an allied healthcare field. I'm extremely well educated, yet because I do not have a BSN, I'm "just" an ADN as far as nursing stuff is concerned. From a first Bachelor's, you can do an accelerated BSN (ABSN) and be done in about a year, or you can do a traditional BSN and be done in about 2 years which is very similar to an ADN program... also about 2 years. If you can afford it, ABSN first choice, traditional BSN 2nd choice, ADN third because BSN after that takes about a year.

applesxoranges, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER.

I did ADN and then went for my BSN. I planned it so that I would be able to just do nursing classes when I graduated. I completed my BSN in 9 months after my ADN. It saved me quite a bit of money. I also worked in nursing school so I transferred within the system when I graduated.

Thanks everyone, this is what I suspected and I appreciate the confirmation. I'm not sure the ABSN is for me, but I could do a two-year program and go for the BSN over the ADN. Probably much better in the long run. I may even start with the LPN program; we only have a year left here (moving again for the military), and I could get that done.