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bachelorette degree RN vs. Associate degree RN

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What do all of you think about a bachelorette vs. an associate degree RN?

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Beebester

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

What do all of you think about a bachelorette vs. an associate degree RN?

Thanks

Beebester

Bachelorette?

I think one takes 2-3 years and one takes 4-5 years. Can you be more specific as to what you're asking?

I am in an ADN program. I actually had the same struggle: BSN vs. ADN. I talked with my physician about it and he told me this. If you want to work in administration, or move up the "nursing food chain" so to speak, you should go for the BSN. If you want to be a staff nurse, you could stick with the ADN. Of course, it is entirely possible to still move up with an ADN, with experience and and a dependable work history, etc.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Bachelors because back in the educational "dark ages pre feminism" only bachelors could study at university....

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

If you want to work in administration, or move up the "nursing food chain" so to speak, you should go for the BSN. If you want to be a staff nurse, you could stick with the ADN.

Or, some people choose to go the ADN route so they can actually work as an RN while they're in school, as well as get their employer to pay tuition reimbursement for their BSN program.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Bachelors because back in the educational "dark ages pre feminism" only bachelors could study at university....

So it's a feminist thing? "Bachelorette" is better?

What do all of you think about a bachelorette vs. an associate degree RN?

Thanks

Beebester

Is this bachelorette program for women only or can men enroll??? LOL

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Is this bachelorette program for women only or can men enroll??? LOL

manna, BSN, RN

Has 6 years experience.

Lots of threads about this subject. Do a search.

The degree path one chooses tends to boil down to time, financial resources, and career goals.

Welcome to allnurses, by the way! :)

jschut, BSN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

:no: :deadhorse :banghead:

Please..not again.....

manna, BSN, RN

Has 6 years experience.

Well it hasn't gotten nasty...... yet! :chuckle

I try to bear with the newbies as much as possible - I guess I'm naive assuming that perhaps they just don't know better than to ask such a loaded question? :)

BadBird, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

I have been a ADN nurse for 10 yrs. now and am planning on going back for my BSN only because my employer will pay for it otherwise I am very content.

Baccalaureate

;)

Couldn't resist..was just killin' me.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Baccalaureate

;)

Couldn't resist..was just killin' me.

Oh!! Is THAT what she meant? I thought it was some butchery of "bachelor's" in the name of feminism. Like "herstory" or "womyn"

twinmommy+2, ADN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ED. Has 16 years experience.

I just love that there is an option to start as an ADN. I did very poorly in high school and now my kids give me the motivation to attend school, but I didn't have the academic background that a university would ever consider touching. My school has an open admission policy so I could start no matter what my background. Plus the amount of money for this school is much easier on my husband and I compared to a 4 year school. I won't even have a loan after this is over!

In the end we all end up with the same licence, only a different degree so both are good options depending on your circumstances.

Baccalaureate

;)

Couldn't resist..was just killin' me.

I was thinking of "The Dating Game" . . . Bachelorette #1, Bachelorette #2, Bachelorette #3" .. . .

:chuckle

steph

I am in a BSN program and I was told that one of the main differences is the fact that BSN's have the opportunity to advance their career (admin/management), whereas ADN's are mostly limited to staffing. I was also told that employeers will prefer a BSN to an ADN ( I don't know how true it is...), but the pay for a BSN and ADN starts out the same. I hope that this helps... :)

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D. Has 11 years experience.

 Baccalaureate  Couldn't resist..was just killin' me.

 Oh!! Is THAT what she meant? I thought it was some butchery of "bachelor's" in the name of feminism. Like "herstory" or "womyn"

:chuckle  steph

Nice welcome.:stone

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