It’s a question of: What your goals are How quickly you want to reach them If your goal is to become an RN quickly, the best choice may be an associate’s degree program since you may be able to become an RN in less than 2 years. If your goal is to become an RN and potentially advance further by working towards a master’s degree in nursing (MSN), your best option is a bachelor’s degree in nursing program. Read about the most basic differences between ADN vs. BSN and discover what's best for you. Learn more about our Associate Degree in Nursing program Explore Now Other Questions How much does the Herzing FNP program cost? How long does it take to become a nurse educator? What's the difference between inpatient and outpatient coding? Can medical billing be automated?