Thank you so much for your kind and objective reply to me. I realize my comments were condescending and influenced by the fact I am in the process of completing my BSN. You have made some excellent points and I think that while education is a highly important part of what makes an individual a great nurse, it is not the only factor. As you mentioned, my cohort also has some pretty terrible nursing students who obviously do not care about patient safety, just looking good in scrubs and pretending they are in a cool medical show. Conversely, I have also met some highly educated ADN nurses who were very much acclaimed in their units. Again thank you for not chewing me out like plenty of nurses did here, although in retrospect I don't know what I was expecting by posting such a post. Your post has definitely given me more perspective into what it truly means to be a nurse and how I shouldn't have a superiority complex simply because I am getting my BSN rather than my ADN. Sorry everyone! I swear not all BSN students are as snobbish as I was.
I can now see there are plenty of terrific RNs out there with both associates and bachelors degrees. However, there are also terrible incompetent nurses out there who may have either an ADN OR BSN. I just hope to be in the former group, making a positive significant difference in someone's life.