I am a 34-year old college grad who wants to go back to school to become a nurse. I am unsure of which route to choose though - I could attend MCP Hahnemann University's nursing school
in the fall for an accelerated one year BSN program (for $20,000!) or I could simply go to the local community college for an A.A.S. and become an RN for about $2,000.
If this were my first degree I would not be so worried about money, but I am already paying back $25,000 in student loans and if there is little difference between entering with an AAS or a BSN I would love to choose the less expensive route. I just thought that perhaps with the nursing shortage I would be able to enter work with an associates degree then benefit from tuition reimbursement to finish the BSN later.
Any thoughts on this? I would appreciate any insight into this dilemma. Thanks.