I have been accepted to a great nursing school, BSN program. They have a 100% NCLEX pass rate. However, it is a private, catholic college which means tuition is not inexpensive ($6k/semester - $36k total). After the initial high of being accepted wore off reality hit and I am rethinking my decision to attend this college. So my other options are a top ranked (nationally) ADN program (5 semesters) or a state school BSN program (6 semesters) that has a mediocre reputation among local hospitals. If I were to do the ADN program I would immediately roll into an RN-BSN program, since I would have the money (not spent on the private school) and I would still be able to have my BSN within 3 years.
So, I guess my question is ... is there any stigma associated with a RN-BSN program when applying for jobs or is a BSN a BSN no matter how you acheived it?
Thoughts? Help! So stressed an anxious over this.