Using all caps is not nice
Usually I don't say anything.... however...
Ginger Snap is correct about using all caps.
I am a former Computer Network Engineer and have been using the internet long before most of you. I also was the Sysop of several BBS's in the days BEFORE ARPANET (Now the Internet) went public. So I think that I can state this with some solid knowledge about this subject. Cyberspace etiquette is very clear about this.
It is not only impolite, improper, and disrespectful to use all caps in a message post, but many forums will ban you from their forum if you continue to do that. The idiot that said that it is ok and that it is easier to read obviously is NEW to the cyberspace world. (Makes me wonder about any other advice that person gave) All caps not only looks like your shouting, it is read as if you ARE shouting. (Makes you look like an obnoxious drunk too)
I hope you all are clear on this now.
As for the subject of ADN vs. BSN (which is why I was reading this forum in the first place), very few people here actually answered the original question. The question is: "Are there any advantages to getting a BSN?" Instead of objectively answering the question, you all started fighting like a bunch of children over WHO (<-- Notice that I shouted emphasis on this word) is better. That was never the question. I thought ADN's were professionals? Looking at these posts, I have to reconsider because they are not acting like it here. Looks more like a stupid cat fight from people who seem THREATENED by anyone who has more education then they do. You see the same crap in the corporate office too. To these people I say - get a F^&*(^% life! Or better yet, if you are so insecure about yourself and your little 2 year degree that you feel that you must attack anyone with the courage and strength to earn a higher level of education, then go get a BSN yourself!
As for me? I do not have a BSN, MSN, or even a tiny little RN degree yet. But, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that with each level of education achieved, the advantages grow. It is different for everyone - some may be financial, some may be in quality of career, and some may be in personal satisfaction. But higher education is ALWAYS worth it. If you don't believe this, then you probably are dumb enough to think that President Bush tells the truth too.
HOW DARE (Notice the caps of emphasis again) someone who is too lazy (or scared or whatever) to achieve anything higher than a teeny, tiny, itty bitty, small, microscopic, entry level degree such as an ADN (RN) tell someone that trying to do better is wrong or "not worth it". How do they know? Who died and made them the benchmark for happiness? Sheesh! You all better PRAY that when I earn my ADN, BSN, and MSN degree and work with you in the hospital scene, you keep your mouth SHUT unless you have something truthful to say. Now go get a life and a higher level of education and act like the Professionals that you are supposed to be!
(Hey, if you think that I am rude in an internet post...just wait until you have to work with me!)