I'm 51 and in an RN to BSN accelerated program at a private university at a cost of about $15,000.
Our options here are limited - the state college program is 3 hours away. The program at National University doesn't get you a public health certificate.
I'm not doing it for more money - because there really is no more money.
But for more options. I left hospital nursing two years ago due to unsafe staffing issues. I have a 7 year old. I want more time with my son.
Right now I work very part-time in hospice - I happened upon that job by a fluke as I'd never considered hospice and I love it.
When I graduate in August - I still don't know what I'm going to do but I'll have more options with a BSN.
And llg makes a good point - those 12 hour shifts (3 a.m. to 3 p.m.) sound horrendous to me now. How did I do that?