Hi, I am currently in a bind because I have chosen to transfer from my college to another closer to home. I have the choice between an ASN or BSN program. The problem is that I would like to go for the BSN but it will wind up costing me so much money.
First of all, to be able to enter on time, I would need to take A&P2 and a modern college math course over the summer. The problem is that this math class is only offered at this institution which is $325 a credit. Since I cannot afford to pay that out of pocket I was going to get a loan, but to be eligible I must take at least 6 credits. This means that I have to take both classes there and the grand total of everything is around a $2500 loan. Not only that, but my financial aid is less so for next year I am looking at borrowing around $14,000!!! I mean, is it really worth it for me to be in debt for over $40,000 for a BSN? I am asking those of you who are nurses for your imput. I really need to make this decision soon, so any advice would be appreciated!!
P.S. I really like the ASN program also. It is hospital based and the starting wage after graduation (if I chose to work there) is $40,000-42,000. I just don't want to feel that if I go for an ASN that I will be stuck. The hospital also offers 100% tuition reimbursement.