I graduated last December from an associate degree program. I worked for a couple of months in a LTC on a short term rehab unit before landing a job on a Cardiac Progressive Care Unit. I will be off orientation for this position in the middle of July. I work 4 8hr shifts per week. I have a husband, but no kids.
I applied to a RN-BSN program that meets one time per week in a local city. We take two classes at a time for 7 weeks at a time. It is structured for the working professional, and many say you can work full time while doing this program full time as well. I like this program better than my States BSN @ home program, because it is mostly in person vs being 99% online.
IF I were still working at the rehab place, I would 100% be starting this program this fall. I am apprehensive now that I have gotten my acceptance letter, because I will only be 1.5 months off of orientation on a step down unit. I have many employer obligated training/certifications, and my floor has a super large learning curve to say the least.
So my question is... Have any of you been in this situation? Newly off of orientation and contemplating entering a RN-BSN program? I am just wondering how it went for you? Was it completely overwhelming? I am wondering if I should put it off a semester or two? Part of me really wants to just start the program, but a large part is thinking "are you crazy?" I will appreciate any insight that I receive! Thanks in advance.