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ASN or BSN? Trying to decide, help!

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I'm still in high school and i'm hearing so many mixed reviews on which I should get. I do know that with BSN you can make more money..... but how much more? I'm looking for some opinions! ASN or BSN?!

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BSN! Many hospitals are moving toward that as a standard.

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Camwill is a ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, APRN, NP and specializes in Primary Care; Child Advocacy; Child Abuse; ED.

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It matters what you want to do and where you live. I need a year experience to go into a msn program I am looking at attending. I could have attended the bsn program but I am doing the asn because I can be working and finishing the other program at the same time. The area I am in asn can work in the hospital and only make 25cents less. Plus at my school I will bridge over to bsn and it will take only one semester.

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So no one is hiring asn?

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Camwill is a ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, APRN, NP and specializes in Primary Care; Child Advocacy; Child Abuse; ED.

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It really matters where you live. Everyone in my ASN program already has jobs offers and we are in our second semester. We will be at hospital and everyone has offers from icu to labor and delivery to transitional care. Everything really is based on where you live.

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akulahawkRN has 3 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Department.

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It's very regional. In general, if the two programs are functionally identical, and you can afford the cost/unit for the BSN, I'd suggest going that way. In my case, it would be initially very cost-prohibitive for me to go to BSN as it'd have to be an ABSN and I'd have to pay for all the fees/unit, because I have an existing Bachelor's. So, I'm going ADN, it's cheaper per unit for me and I will bridge to BSN later, because I may be able to bridge to MSN by taking some courses as a post-bacc student so that I can be considered to be qualified for entry to an MSN program, and while waiting for the MSN program to start, I may be able to finish the BSN coursework and get a BSN that way.

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Here in California, I know they plan to end all ADN programs... Don't base ur decision on the pay difference.. I would say go BSN because I believe one day BSN will be required anyway..

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Here in California' date=' I know they plan to end all ADN programs... Don't base ur decision on the pay difference.. I would say go BSN because I believe one day BSN will be required anyway..[/quote']

How long will it take me to get my BSN ? Including the general prerequisites

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meeep is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry.

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It depends. 4-5 years usually.

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Ok that's what I had in mind. Thank you for responding

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I'm still in high school and i'm hearing so many mixed reviews on which I should get. I do know that with BSN you can make more money..... but how much more? I'm looking for some opinions! ASN or BSN?!

It's about a 0.25 difference where I live in AL

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I live in California and pretty much to me the difference is the degree( in the beggining).

ASN will allow you to take the NCLEX to become a RN

BSN will allow that too but BSN is a higher degree and will open doors in higher ranks of nursing tree.

Also if you do ASN and work in a hospital, some offer to help pay for your education to get your BSN ofcourse with the signing of a contract.

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