So, many new grad nurses are finding that their BSNs are as worthless as an BA in English or Art History.
The defense of "worthless" BA degrees is that a liberal arts education isn't meant to prepare you for a career, it's meant to make you a more educated, well-rounded person, whether it leads to a successful career or not.
Does the same apply to a BSN? I think most people who pursue nursing degrees do so in the hope (illusion) that it will lead to employment. Is there any inherent benefit in nursing education if you can't find a nursing job?
My personal opinion is that there is none. If you want a general education in human biology you can go for a bio degree. If you're interested in the human side of healthcare you can go for a psych degree. Learning nursing skills that you will never get to practice is frustrating and a waste of time.