I am considering pursuing my BSN or even maybe doing an RN to MSN degree.
I have looked at many options, and that is not really what I need help with. I would like to know opinions about obtaining a degree after ADN RN. Is it worth the time and money? How difficult was it to do? How long did it REALLY take? (I know what the schools
tell me, but reality maight be different.)
I am 49 and can't decide if I really want to do this at my age or not. (Not that 49 is really that old...just don't want to burn-out, ya know.)
Hubby is against it, as I work 3 days a week, 12 hr shifts. He says school will be tough and do I really want to tie myself down to it, and lose my free time again. I like my current job and the money is good, so it isn't really that. My mom says I have "Degree-Envy"!!!
But I really think I'd like to try for a degree in Health Admin.
Any help out there???
Aug 31, '02
I agree with the others for all the same reasons.
You can take one or two classes per semester/quarter to get all your prerequisites out of the way and then dive into the actual nursing courses if you want to do it slowly.
Besides that, you can see if you will enjoy school again and how it affects your home-time...
My former Mother-In-Law received her LPN in 1970, her ADN in 1975, and her BSN in 1981 at the ripe age of 53. She never regretted it once. My Father-In-Law always called it her "insurance policy" and strongly encouraged me to get my BSN too! He was so very proud of her!
Go for it! You'll never know if you don't try. Besides that, sometimes a little voice is speaking to us (like in your case-- deep interest in obtaining your BSN) for an important reason that we will not understand until years down the road.
No knowledge is ever put to waste!
Good luck with your decision!
Last edit by Anaclaire on Aug 31, '02
Aug 31, '02
Happy weekend everyone :-)
My aunt returned to school just last year to pursue her lifelong dream of getting a Bachelors at 56. After losing her husband for 37 years, she said that she wants do something that she always wanted-a dregree. She regret not going to college when she was younger, not having a career, and being dependent from her husband all those years. Despite of her age she is very positive, unstoppable in getting straight As and on the Dean's list. She wants to become a professor and I believe she can, she will...
Regnursein99-Do what your heart desires. Do what you are. The woman whom I mentioned earlier, is one of the best people I know who made me realize that life is too short to take things we want to do for granted.
I finished BSN when I at a young age, however I went to the pharmaceutical industry instead of practicing. I just wasn't sure if I wanted to practice back then. My parents were very unhappy when I didn't work as a nurse. But through all those years out of nursing, a voice inside me kept saying that I want to be a nurse and not a salesperson. So now I'm reviewing for NCLEX and there's no more turning back. I want to be an RN and be a practioner or take MSN in the future. Sure my parents are happy but I'm doing this because I want to and not just to fulfill my parents dreams. My sister and brother are currently taking BSN too!
Learn to live in the present moment... :kiss
Last edit by fit4lifenurse on Aug 31, '02