which is better

U.S.A. Maryland

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:bluecry1::(i'm trying to figure At this point in my life is it better to get and associates or a bachelors in nursing? this is getting hard and tricky.:crying2::confused:

Blondell

59 Posts

Well, it's really depends on your goal in life, your financial situation and so on. I am in late 20's and have 2 kids already. I hope to get in to the CNL program(16 mons) at U of Maryland because I don't want to go back to school ever again. I hope to advance my nursing career as soon as I can. Although it's more pricey but I don't want to worry about School, kids and my career like I have been doing now. In my opinions it's depends. ADN is cheaper but if you want some advancement you still need to go to BSN. Since you have choice I think BSN is might be better to start off your career. Good luck with your decision

Jules A, MSN

8,863 Posts

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Although it takes a bit longer I'm very happy with getting my ADN first then moving on. Its a huge plus, imo, to be able to work as a RN for those extra couple of years that you would still be in school for the BSN. If something happens I would have been left with nothing where this way at least I'll always have my RN. The $135,000 I've made in that time isn't too shabby either. :D Good luck

clewi102

64 Posts

wow you made 135,000 with an adn degree, you go girl thats great.

Jules A, MSN

8,863 Posts

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.
wow you made 135,000 with an adn degree, you go girl thats great.

That was the total for the two years I was getting my BSN. :D

CASTLEGATES

424 Posts

Specializes in Addictions, Acute Psychiatry.

I'd get my BSN whle you have the opportunity to go to school. My mother went back when she was 50 something and here I am seeking my advanced degrees now. I regret ever stopping school for a second. You start making money and forget all about school because you're no longer a starving student....you're a potential homeowner, etc. Get the BSN or you'll never touch management or advance.

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