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.
Your instructor was probably the one who looked down upon the ADN degree.
I'm currently working on my BSN for my own professional development and job opportunities as I age. However, as an ADN for the last 15 years, I haven't not one time that I was looked down upon by my fellow nurses. In fact just the oppositite. Not to toot my own horn or sound arrogant, but I feel my professionalism and hard work ethic, has earned me respect, rather than disrespect.
By all means get your BSN, I highly recommend it myself. But don't get it for the reasons this instructor said, because that's a bit lame, and not the reality for most of us in the real world.