Associate to Bachelor Degree - page 2

Hi! I am graduating in May from an ADN program. I am thinking about going to get my Bachelor's degree. I was just wondering from any of you who have your Bachelor's degree if you feel it was worth... Read More

  1. by   GrnHonu99
    On my floor you can literally choose what you want your badge to say. Some who have BSNs put their name and BSN, RN. ADNs say staff nurse..although some who have BSNs say staff nurse as on my floor i seriously couldnt tell you who has BSN and who has ADN unless their credentials are on their badge. Personally, i have a masters in nursing but i dont need anyone at work to know, its my business and t hats it. My badge says

    Erica X, RN
    NEuro ICU

    and thats what I am. I encourage you to pursue your BSN. It will open many doors for you, but, for now, id just get some experience, see what you think in a month or two down the road. Good luck@
  2. by   poohbear6301
    I was wondering if anyone knew anything about getting your BSN online as opposed to having to attend a campus somewhere? The closest campus for me is 45 min drive and with a special needs daughter + working full time, it would be nearly impossible to be on campus while trying to keep up with everything going on at my home. Nite classes are out of choice because I'm not able to leave her alone.
  3. by   jamato8
    I see a number of places that offer online BSN's with some clinical and then there was one on this site with no clinical needed and your own scheduling. I am interested in one with no clinical and my own hours as I travel quite a bit. I just got back from a year and a half in China and I wish I had known of a program that was more flexable than what I had looked at as I had to do field work all the time and many course do not allow for missing time from their schedule. The course offered on this site that I saw the other day does seem to be very flexable but I do not know how accepted it is.
  4. by   chuckc
    Quote from calla2114
    I have been told by many nurses and nursing instructors to go for the BSN if possible...I was told that it is worth it not to have your fellow nurses look down on you for not having it...and thinking they are better than you just because of those letters...I DID NOT SAY THIS...this is not how I feel...but what I was told by one of my clinical instructors that was a 30= year nursing vet. I will probably go to get my BSN..not because I care about the "credentials' so much...but for the future...what if I got hurt and could not do floor nursing...I would like an "In" to a less physically demanding sector of nursing.
    I am a new ADN RN, just started a new grad program in a very desired hospital. Myself and two classmates that were hired are the only ADN grads, the rest are BSN and MSN grads. I never gave that much thought to it before, but plan to go for MSN myself. In orientation, we have got the "you aren't a BSN?" kind of attitude, at least that is my perception. One said, "I was told they were not going to hire any 2 year nurses in the program". Ok, well I guess they did cause here we are. A few were just livid because they did not put BSN on their badge, everyone has RN. It stinks because we all know it takes almost 4 years to get that 2 year degree. I am all for furthering education, but not for attitude.
  5. by   jamato8
    For many ADN's it is about 4 years so I have never figured that out. I have worked with nurses from the 2 year programs to PhD's and frankly it is the nurse and experience and desire to use the latest information combined with that experience that gets the best results.
  6. by   medchick
    I chose to directly go into a BSN program since I knew right from the start that I eventually wanted to get my master's at some point. I knew a lot of people in the ASN program and some of them wanted to get their BSN because of that same reason. Good luck to you in whatever you choose to do.
  7. by   tiffany83301
    I too am graduating in May from a ADN program and am going to get my bachelors soon after. Although the pay isn't much more, I want to have more oppourtunities in my nursing career.
  8. by   SoxfanRN
    I "attended" Excelsior College to get my BSN. The school trusts that you know what you're doing as an RN. There is a normal BS curriculum and some clinical challenges. You take exams much like finals at testing centers to pass courses. It does require initiative and motivation on your part, though. It's very easy to procrastinate on classes since there are no real deadlines or due dates. It took me 3 years to do it, and from what I found out, I completed much quicker than most.