I live here in Pittsburgh PA and am finishing up my pre-and Co-req.'s, hopefully for an ASN.
I attend a Community College and because of that many of my fellow students come from not just my Community Colleges program other Nursing Programs
like hospitals programs, universities, etc.
I had my first night of class (Micro) yesterday and had an opportunity to speak with my classmates about their programs and what classes they are taking.
I met one young woman who will be doing her nursing and clinicals at a very well respected University in our area. This program offers an 18 month BSN and then Masters.
She told me that her advisor from this university told her she should hurry up and get a BSN because there is going to be a slowing down of hiring of nurses soon and when that happens she will have a better chance of getting a job if she has a BSN rather than just an ASN.
Can someone fill me in? I thought there was a shortage and our population was getting older? Did she mean, maybe just for my area? Although, Pittsburgh has the second largest elderly population in the US. We are only behind Dade County, Fl.
Any ideas you have will be appreciated because I don't have a clue.