Hey, I really like this forum!
So here are a few things,
If you'll need to do two years of prerequisites out of highschool to apply to an ADN program which will take two years of nursing courses after prerequisites, then you might as well do a BSN right? Because, it will still be two years of prerequisites, then you apply to the BSN program for another two years.
On the other hand, out of high school I started my ADN program because I did some of the prerequisites, and in the program that I got into, you do the remaining prerequisites while in the program (Chemistry, an Anatomy Placement, and English were required to apply). I plan to do my BSN after graduation.
So, instead of taking four years to do an associates degree, I'm taking two.
If you want to do your BSN straight without getting an ADN, you can always complete the prerequisite courses at a community college, then transfer to a University to Complete your BSN. This way, you can save money for the first two years that you complete courses at the community college. It all depends.
But if the years and stuff isn't a problem for you, then getting your ADN will be cheaper. But, now most hospitals want nurses to be getting their BSN while working, or have it already. But, there are definitely jobs for ADNs.
I hope this helps!