Ok now I am not looking for which is better BSN vs Adn agument. So dont throw darts at me for posting this. I am currently a stay at home mom, I am looking into getting my BSN while I am at home, I already have my ADN. The tuition has gone up 20% stating this summer session at the college where I was planning. I know I can apply for finanial aid but my question is would it even be worth it. I dont want a BSN to get back into bedside nursing, I can do that without a BSN. I want to know if it gives you better job opportunities, better pay, better...everything. Is it actually worth the investment. My hubby is a little reluctant as we are already crunched here and doesnt want to have another bill collector calling. Tell me if your lives improved or was it just more of the same. Does the BS in BSN stand for BETTER STANDARDS or BULLSH**??
Feb 28, '03
The ADN is a faster and less expensive entryway into professional nursing practice than the BSN degree but it has its limitations. It is a great starting point but you would be wise to carefully weigh the result of allowing this to remain your terminal degree, meaning the only formal preparation you have to offer a healthcare employer.
Baccalaureate nursing programs are far more likely than other entry level tracks to provide students with an onsite clinical training in noninstitutional settings outside the hospital. As a result, the BSN graduate is well prepared for practice in such sites as home health agencies, outpatient centers, and neighborhood clinics where opportunities are expanding as hospitals focus more on acute care, and health services more beyond the hospital to more primary and preventive care throughout the community.
I am able to work in the pharmaceutical industry because of having BSN. I have also worked in the financial/investment and recruiting industries and these positions would only accept someone who has a bachelors. You can get any job you would want for a decent pay when you have a BSN. You can do it! BSN can open more opportunities whether you stay in nursing or not.
Last edit by YOGI_NAMASTE on Feb 28, '03