I just responded to your "best way to find a job after graduation " thread and now reading this one. With your experience in corporate and IT , I'm sure you could handle the
unit secretary position. It is still preferable to not work or work weekends only while in nursing school.
To respond to this thread, how many years will it take for the RN? and how many for the BSN ?
Which of the 3 programs is going to give you the most credit for courses you have already taken?
Usually a BSN is required for management/teaching positions in nursing. However, I think you can get a two year-Associates Degree in Nursing....the RN program and STILL be in management BECAUSE you already have a degree in business.
If I were you, I'd be leaning towards working in management after a year or two experience "on the floors."
A two year degree generally runs into 3 years before you actually have it, because of all the prerequisite courses.
I think for you, you could obtain a BSN in nursing in 3 years, assuming you will receive credit for your previous courses.
Either way, I think there will only be about 6 months difference in obtaining the RN (2 year degree) and the BSN.
In my state, a lot of people with psyche degrees are hired by the state....the prison system....they evaluate the inmates and run all the placement tests , etc., to decide where to place them.
Also, the state Childrens' Welfare--foster home-- programs hire a lot of folks with psyche backgrounds.
Good jobs here with the state....good benefits, etc. Job security...etc.....no blood and guts, puke , pee or poop !