thank you all who have responded to my previous posts. I am still seeking info. I am approaching 40, nursing as 2nd career, have lpn and would like to continue my ed before i'm too much older - my child is finally old enough for me to really devote self to studying. My question is this: I've been told that a yr of M/S is really needed right out of school. I guess trial by fire? What are the thoughts on just proceeding to RN/BSN? Thank you all for helping your "young" and not eating me!