Not a waste of time at all! If your area hires ADN, it makes smart sense economically to get a much cheaper, faster way into a great job, then hopefully your employer will contribute something to the costs of getting your Bachelors in the very near future. In addition, BSN schools can be very tough to get into, while sometimes ADN schools are faster to get started. This is what I did with no student loan debt! Just finished my BSN this past spring. I am glad I went the ADN route.