all the top nursing schools are bsn schools. this is because the bsn is recognized as the entry level for professional nursing by all the professional nursing organizations. there has been a push for many years to make the bsn the only level of nursing education for rns and do away with adns. i am from cleveland. tri-c in your area has been among the primary producer of adn nurses for years. if you can afford to go to a bsn program then that is what you should do. as you will see from the list of nursing schools in ohio that i've linked you into below, there are a number of bsn schools in ohio. you have one of the premier schools of nursing, case western reserve, right there in cleveland. people from all over the country are clamoring to get into their nursing school because of the caliber of the nursing professors who teach there. if you have the grades, the sat scores, then you should be applying there are well.
do you understand that an rn is a leader and not just a hands on nurse delivering nursing care? this is why the push for the higher education. it is to prepare the nurse for leadership. have you read the information about nursing at these sites?
here is the official list of ohio board of nursing approved schools of nursing. there are other adn programs in the cleveland area, but they are private schools.
at the bottom of this webpage at the ohio board of nursing website are links to information on nursing education scholarship
and loan opportunities on ohio. check it out!
good luck with whatever decision you decide to make.
welcome to allnurses!