This may have been discussed to death elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything recent, and it seems like things are changing this year.
I applied to GPC's nursing program
for Fall 2012, and am eagerly waiting to hear if I got in. I had read here and elsewhere that entry level positions/salaries/opportunities were the same for BSN and ASN nurses, and that the difference came when you wanted to move into management or advanced practice. Which was fine with me - I just wanted the quickest way to start working, and planned to worry about the rest later.
But someone in Micro Lab the other day (a working nurse doing pre-reqs for her masters) gave me the disturbing news that Emory no longer hires ASN/RNs, they require the bachelor's. And someone else who works at Northside chimed in that they are making that change this summer. So now I'm wondering if there will be any jobs open to me when I graduate in two years, or if I need to scramble to get into a BSN program instead.