I started off in an AD program, then went into an RN track program for my BSN and now I am working on my Master's. Once I was finished with my AD program I did not have the confidence to immediatly start working in a hospital setting...hence the reason for continuing my education. I am a strong advocate for the BSN programs, not only does it allow you for more potential growth in your career, it also in the long run may improve the reputation as RN's. I also now that in the area I am from the AD programs are diminishing quickly and mostly all of the schools are going to BSN programs. Good Luck!!!