Difference in dregrees and licensures - page 3

I am just throwing this out there since there has been so many discussions on here about unions, respect for other nurses and confusion with pt families and doctors. Do you think that one of the... Read More

  1. by   Franca
    Thanks for the reminder that there are two routes and neither one is perfect; deep down I think I was wishing that one was perfect, .

    To Renee and all...
    So, accepting that I'll have to weigh pros and cons of both routes and choose the best one for me, I hope nurses will state opinions/preferences and facts about similarities of and differences in the ADN and the BSN programs; because, not having been to school, I can't know what you and the others know. I would like to consider your responses.

    For example, I read in another thread that many/most hospitals don't pay the BSN more per hour; therefore, money isn't a plus factor for getting the BSN, i.e., the significantly larger expense of schooling is not earned back, over time, by a pay difference. I wouldn't have known that had someone not expressed it. It's not a reason alone not to choose the BSN route, but it does go in the "negatives" column.

    So please share what you know and/or feel.

  2. by   Franca
    I found a Web site that discusses the options of various nursing degrees/routes, and it turns out there are possibly more than two.