I know RN-ADNs have Associates Degrees and I know RN-BSNs have Bachelors Degrees, but from my research I have only found that RN-BSN get paid 1$ more than RN-ADN. Is it really worth going to school for another 2 years to complete a Bachelors Degree in The Science of Nursing if you’re only being paid 1$ more an hour ? Sound kind of ludacris to me.
Answer by HE
You are right about the pay being basically the same for both degrees– when you are an entry level RN. Where BSN nurses have the advantage is when management positions open up (where they are usually picked over ADN nurses) and they can make more money. In most cases a BSN is just a stepping stone to getting a masters degree.
If I were you, I’d apply to all the nursing programs you can (nursing programs are competitive) and go with one you get into. I’m an ADN nurse, I am in the process of trying to bridge to the BSN, and eventually getting a masters degree.