I have been accepted to a ASN fulltime-day program (Fall 09) at a Community College and a BSN full-time evening program (Sp 10). I work full-time days and make a decent salary in this tough economy. The ASN is cheaper, less credit hours (10 max per semester), and is a great program. However, I would have to quit my job which I'm not sure I could do, financially. Not sure if I would be able to find a decent paying part-time job.
I have all of my pre-reqs for the BSN program. It's in the evenings but its 5-nights per week (2nd semester on....). Also a good school. Roughly 12 - 16 credit hrs per semester (5 semesters total). It is extremely expensive so I would need to take out additional private loans to pay for it but I could still work at my current job. I would have to eventually switch to a part-time job but probably not until third semester.
My only issue is our financial situation. I have a hubby, kid, and lots of expenses. I'm afraid to quit my job now they way things are going in this economy. What would you do?
May 12, '09
I think that having a husband and child-the ADN day program would work for you. I think it would be hard to work and go 5 nights in a row of school. Of course the BSN is the way to go, but you can always find an on-line RN-BSN program down the road. For now maybe you could find a part-time job that would work with your school schedule-then eventually you could find a CNA job or Extern(I know from my own experience they want you to have at least 1 yr of clinicals to be an extern) It's a tough call what to do as far as you current job goes. Just have to weigh it all out!!
Good Luck in whatever you decide!
Last edit by luv2swim on May 12, '09