The Ticket to Your Future Might Just Be the Right Degree

Considering a career in nursing? You’re making a great choice that could impact generations to come! However, before you start your nursing journey, you have one important decision to make: Should you pursue an associate or a bachelor’s degree? While an associate degree in nursing (ADN) provides the basic preparation to pursue an RN license, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can unlock more opportunities in the long term.

Keep reading to learn more about these two degrees!

A BSN Is a Key that Unlocks Many Doors

While an ADN gets you started, a BSN can help equip you for more opportunities within the nursing field. A bachelor’s education emphasizes critical thinking skills that help prepare you for leadership roles and challenging positions!

Additionally, a BSN prepares you to pursue further education. If you dream of becoming a nurse practitioner, educator, or manager, a BSN can be the better choice. Many of these roles require specialized skills — and can even require a graduate preparation. A bachelor’s degree helps ensure you’re ready to pursue these opportunities when the time is right.

WCU-Miami Makes Your Degree Possible

While a four-year BSN can seem like a long road compared to a shorter ADN, our flexible programs can put your bachelor’s degree within reach. The BSN program at WCU-Miami offers three program paces: Accelerated, Working Professional, and Evening and Weekends. These options allow you to choose the schedule that works for you, making your degree a reality.

Additionally, with no waitlists and no associate degree required, you can start working towards your bachelor’s right away, earning your degree in as little as 39 months at the Accelerated pace — that’s just over three years!

If you want to learn more about our BSN and find out if WCU-Miami is right for you, explore the program at!

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