In your opinion, how much more valuable is a BSN over an ADN (if at all)? I have the opportunity to complete my BSN in the same amount of time as my ADN, but it will cost substantially more. Will it pay off for me in the end? I am planning on working in Oregon or California in Labor and Delivery. By the way, I already have a bachelor's and master's degree in business.
Thank you in advance!!
Feb 13, '04
Quote from LarryG
NewGrad -- I'm seeing this differently than my fellow posters. (And BTW, we're in similar situations: I have a bachelor's in engineering and a master's in management.)
You already have a broad education (the main goal of the BSN).
I've chosen to go the ADN-RN route.
If down the road you desire to get into a technical area, then I suggest you consider an accelerated MSN. (In the unlikely event a position you desire requires a BSN, then choose what's best for you between the BSN or MSN options.)
Just can't see how another BS will make you (us) any more appealing.
Best of luck!
Wow I am glad to finally hear someone with this opinion. I am currently finishing up my BS in Human Biology and would like to get into a nursing program. Pretty much everyone tells me that I need to get a BSN but I guess I just don't see how having a BS plus ADN would make me any less qualified. I know that the Accelerated/Second Degree BSN programs are only 12-18 months in length but I wouldn't be able to get into one of those until May of 2005 and could start an ADN program this fall, so I wouldn't have to take any time off school if I just went into the ADN program.
Last edit by AnnaN5 on Feb 13, '04
Mar 11, '04
I am coming down to crunch time when I have to decide and I am really torn. I know there's really no right answer, but I am totally stessed about making the "wrong" choice for me, my future, my finanical situation, and my family. Please help!!!
By the way, I have been doing some research about obtaining a L&D job as a new grad, and whether they prefer a BSN, but I can't find anything....
Last edit by newgrad2005 on Mar 11, '04