You do have a choice which degree you choose, where there's a will there is a way... My theory on the whole ADN vs. BSN thing is that you are still eligible to sit for your RN so it doesn't really matter. I am leaning more towards a BSN program now primarly b/c I want my masters degree. I do understand your frustration, it is hard to explain to people the competiveness for the programs.. where I live it is easily a 2-3 year wait after your pre-req's for ANY nursing program. It can be slightly easier to get into a BSN program, mostly b/c they take more time and cost more money. I admire any nursing student- I see the work that goes into the program. I do however find it petty to argue NCLEX passing scores.. while a lot of students take it into consideration when choosing a school, you will only get out of nursing school what you put into it. You do have a choice.. it's YOUR education not anyone elses, I know a lot of people hate to wait (I am one of them) and hate to spend more money then need be (again, one of them) the degree you choose to pursue is entirely up to you.