I am actually in an RN-BSN and trust me if I were to do it over again I would of just shot for the BSN in the first place, but life situation did not allow it. I feel though my experience as a nurse has only enriched my new learning experience. Anyway back to the point I was going to make, currently I am in a Proffesional nursing class and studying nursing as a profession. It makes sense to want a common entry point for all nurses to start at, our BSN, in order to be considered a proffesional. There will always be a varying degree of educations with certifications, MSN's PHD's. We all have great things to contribute and learn from each other. All other professions have a common entry point, are a unified body and with that power can demand more pay and change. I am not saying that we do not act as professionals, but the population only sees us as emerging professionals.