First off, let me say, this is not an ADN vs. BSN thread. I know there are many threads on that topic, and this is not what I am interested in.
I have been a nurse for 12 years. Eight years as an LPN, four years as an RN.
I have been looking into getting a BSN online. I already have 127 college credits hours, GPA 3.69. The problem is, every college I have looked into will require me to take 60 more credit hours, minimum, in order to obtain a BSN. I plan on taking no more than 6 credits a semester. So, this would take 10 semesters, or FIVE whole years
,without summer semesters, and thousands of dollars
. My employer does not offer tuition assistance.
For those RNs out there who started as ADNs and later obtained a BSN- In your personal experience- was it worth it to you personally? Professionally?
As for my career goals, I really do not know right now. I have never been interested mgmt.
I am interested in your personal
thoughts, opinions and experiences. Please, no arguments or debates wanted.
*Please* pm your reply, if you'd like.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation!