I'm a struggling, pre-nursing student. Actually, my grades indicate I am not struggling too much, but it certainly feels like a struggle to me. I am at the point where I have core sciences to take, and that's it if I want to go for an ADN. However, I am also at the point where I have to make some decisions. I'm not entirely sure I WANT to go for the ADN. Would going for the BSN be better? I'm not sure. The school I am at now only offers the ADN. The school one town over offers BSN and Master's...and one town over is more like a suberb than another town, so it really isn't far to travel.
If I go for the ADN (and get in to the program right away) I will be done in three years. One year to finish core sciences and two years for the nursing program. If I decide to go for the BSN (and get in to the nursing program right away) I will be done in four years. One year to finish core sciences and transfer requirements (which I have been taking already) and three years for the nursing program. I could do the ADN and then bridge to the BSN...that would take five years though. I'm not quite sure how that works, but it's three years to get the ADN and then two additional years for the BSN...plus the year of prep I am doing. The last option is to get the ADN and call it a day. I think I need to hear from some RN's!! I need advice, stories, real-life issues...etc.