Quote from BeccaznRN
Agreed. Especially when you won't be able to continue your education and will be stuck with a dead-end ADN degree. I suspect that this is a for-profit school.....my entire BSN education was about $30k at a state university.
I agree. My ADN was under $10k total at a community college. The BSN would have run under $30k, but it wasn't an option for me at the time for several reasons. So nearly $60K...it's either a for-profit school or a very exclusive college that you are attending. I'm guessing the former.
Anyhow, you are going to have a load of debt when you graduate and no guarantee of finding work in this state. There's way too much competition unless you go inland CA or along the Imperial county/Mexico border (forget San Diego county), and even then it's still very tight.
So another reality is that odds are high you may have to seek your first nursing job outside of CA. Nearly half of the new grads in this state can't find work...and yes, that includes work at ALFs, LTCs, SNFs and rehab, because even they are demanding experience and "BSN-preferred."
I don't mean to scare you or be a downer, but these are the facts. Yes, new grads are getting hired...but not many, and not all in hospitals. Yes, ADN new grads are getting hired...but they are even fewer in number. New grad ADNs hired in hospitals...possible but fewest still.
And who knows what the job market will be like when you graduate? It could be better, it could be worse. Three years ago they said things would be better by now...guess what--hasn't happened yet.