Hi everyone. I am so overwhelmed looking at Excelsior and all of the information in these boards. I'm a paramedic in north carolina. i've heard from various people that employers "don't care" where you got your nursing degree from as long as you have your nursing degree. I've also heard a lot of people say that employers don't like to hire excelsior degree nurses. What is your opinion on this? Also, a lot of hospitals around here (where I would prefer to work) are really pushing for all of their new-hires to have their BSN, not just RN. I don't really want to get my BSN through an online college after I have my RN...but I don't know if traditional schools will accept an excelsior degree.
I am afraid to take A&P online. I have taken a two-semester A&P course for my paramedic degree but I would need to re-take it. It'll take me a year (over a year now, since I couldn't register until at least summer or fall) to complete this at a traditional school. That means it'll be forever before I can start my nursing exams at excelsior. BUT...if I take A&P through excelsior...and I end up not doing well in the nursing program...my A&P's won't transfer back to a traditional school.
I am just so overwhelmed with all of this, and all of the pros and cons. It's a lot of money for me to invest in this...but I have to work full-time to help support my family so I don't see any other way. This leaves me feeling very discouraged. I just know how hard all of you seem to be working at these degrees, and I just don't want to spend all of this time/money for nothing. Help