Hello everyone! I am 31 and I already have a B.S. in Human Development but I want to go into nursing. There are terms that are very confusing to me. If I apply for a BSN do I have to be an RN first? I have been looking at the Universities in my area that have nursing degrees and they advertise RN to BSN degrees and BSN programs. If I need to be an RN first where are these programs. Are they through hospitals only? I live in Chicago, do any of you know if there are any programs in Chicago that offer paid training?? Any help would be greatly appriciated!!