I know the answer to my dilemna, I just need validation. I graduated from a known to be over-the-top difficult (by comparison) ADN program in May. I started taking an online Critical thinking class in August, which I finished this week. I planned to start a Bachelor's program in the Spring because I thought it would be a good thing. Now, I'm tired. I work 2 jobs, a total of 52+ hours a week. I need to study more to become the best DOU/Tele nurse I can be. My youngest ( a girl whose dad walked out 4 years ago before I even started nursing school) is a smart young lady, well-adjusted in spite of it all and developing boobs all of a sudden. I don't need a Bachelor's degree right? I plan to quit one of my jobs in January--the one I've been at too long-- and keep my real nursing job (DOU/Tele) that I started 2 months ago. I'll pick up some per diem infusion nursing work for a little extra money but with less required hours. What does anyone think? Some people keep saying I need to go get my BSN. Why? If not BSN, how about CCRN? What is that like?