Serious Decision - Stay in BSN program, no guarantee admit to nursing school or ADN? - page 2

Hi, Let me explain my situation. I am enrolled at a University in a BSN program for Nursing. I am finishing up my prerequisites in order to apply to the nursing program. There is no guarantee... Read More

  1. by   NewEnglandRN
    I am in a similar, yet opposite situation (does that even make sense???) I was accepted into a BSN program and am on the priority waitlist for an ASN program. I already have an AS in Radiologic Technology. Unfortunately, most of my credits will not transfer to the BSN and my science courses are over 10 years old, so I have to repeat them.

    I am debating what I should do if I get into both. programs. If I don't get into the AS program, then my mind is made up for me!!! I would like to do some advance nursing/ management so the BSN would be my best bet and is a gaurantee right now.

    Good luck!
  2. by   PennyNickelDime_RN
    Good luck Michelle. We are in total opposite positions. I have all of my general education requirements fufilled and only have my sciences left in order to apply to the BSN nursing school. I am in pre-nursing.

    If I transfer to the ADN program, I have at minimum 5 classes that transfer, English 1 and 2, Psychology and Sociology, and Human Growth & Development which would lighten my load so I could concentrate on the science courses.

    I am taking A&P I now but other than that I haven't taken a college course since high school which was 30 years ago.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
  3. by   orrnlori
    Another idiocy of American higher education. I'm not aware that human anatomy or physiology has changed in the last 10 years. I think we are all wired the same way were were in 1980. I think there are also the same number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in any given molecule since time began. Hope you each get in the schools you want. Keep plugging away and best wishes.
  4. by   Love767
    Consider the income lost with the BSN approach. As an ASN you will probably earn what you would have with your BSN. You will also be able to do the BSN online while you are working as an RN. Let's say that going the ASN route gets you out of school two years sooner well that is probably about $80,000 in income that you would have lost if you had gone the BSN first route. Of course this means that you will be working while earning your online BSN, but many people do this successfully.
  5. by   schmatah
    Quote from sprklplnty
    Thank you all for your excellent opinions. Here is one more question I have since I really don't have a clue. One of the posters made it sound like with an ADN degree one could only do bedside nursing. Is this true? I wanted to go into ER nursing or at minimum something more than "regular" bedside care. Critical care bedside or something like that would be fine but regular beside nursing I am not interested in in the long term.

    Is it true that with an ADN degree one can't find other types of nursing besides traditional bedside?

    Thank you all again!
    I have an ADN. I worked 1year med/surge and felt like a waitress. I hated it. I moved to icu for 5 years, then CSU for 10 years. Now I've worked PACU for 2 years. I dont do overtime. I earned $68,ooo last year. You really dont need a BSN if you work hard and have good people skills.