The ADN program I completed did not include Pathophysiology. I took that when I continued on to get my BSN (at the same university). I also took other classes like Physical Assessment (a much more in depth class as compared to what we learned in the ADN program), Community Health Nursing, Educational Psychology, Research, Statistics, and higher level Psychology and Biology classes, etc.
When I've looked into the ADN to BSN programs in a 3 state area, (GA, AL, FL) I found them to be very similar to the one I was in. Some focused more on psychosocial (psychology-sociology) issues and others focused more on scientific (chemistry-biology) issues.
It seems like the BSN classes help us learn much more in depth about topics related to nursing. Many include leadership courses which will help with management I suppose, but I found the classes were helpful for me just in dealing with fellow employees and when needing to delegate things and knowing a bit about how my managers were thinking.
I remember when taking the first "nursing" BSN class, "Physical Assessment" I thought, "Darn, why didn't we get to learn this in the ADN program! I would have been so much better at my assessments!" When it was all over, I was glad to have the BSN classes under my belt. I truly believe they really made me a more well-rounded person because I felt I knew even more about how medicines work, how diseases are to be treated, how to interact with people and their families in states of severe physical illness, and well, I could go on and on.
Don't get me wrong, I was a good nurse with my ADN. I'm still a good nurse now. I'm just glad I continued on. I'm speaking for myself only. You ask, "I am just curious if anyone feels this has caused a problem not having this info when going out into the real world, or do you learn most of this info in the program anyway?" In my case, I don't think I'd have learned all I did anyway, but am sure I could have done a decent job without all the extra classes. I did for a few years as a matter of fact. In the end though, as I said before, I'm glad I learned what I did in the BSN program too.
I'll be interested to see what other people in the country have to say about their ADN and BSN program differences.
Wishing you only the best!