this probably has been posted before but what is the main difference between a bsn and an rn
Originally posted by Temple1st
BSN v/s RN : Well, they are both RN's. I guess u mean 2 year RN (associate degree nursing ADN) v/s 4 year RN (Bach. of science nursing BSN). U take the same license exam. They both are registered nurses. The BSN gives the nurse "a degree". I really don't know how the whole thing got started. I don't think it should take 4 years to be a nurse or 2 for that matter. I breezed through nursing school and personally thought the NCLEX-RN was easy. To prove my point: now there are many programs that will grant a BSN in 1 year! (all these are post bach.) So, if u can learn all the "nursy stuff" in 1 year, why is traditional school still 4 years long?