I am at a crossroads. I currently hold a BS degree from the University of Louisville, and have decided to pursue a degree in nursing. I have complete prequisite courses at JCC and Ivy Tech, including AP 1 & 2, Developmental Psych, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.
At this point, I am looking for opinion and suggestions regarding whether or not I should pursue an ASN degree at Ivy Tech and then go back to school again later to complete an RN to BSN program OR try to go right in and complete an accelerated BSN as a second degree program. At this point, I am looking at the accelerated programs at Bellarmine or Spalding. I work with several Louisville physicians in a non-clinical capacity, and after talking with several of them about my plans, they have encouraged me to seriously consider Bellarmine, and then Spalding secondarily (with the Ivy Tech option a distant third). None recommended U of L's nursing program for some reason...really have no reason why.
Anyway, I have seen a lot of people on this site post that Bellarmine is excessively difficult, amonth other complaints. I know some girls who graduated from Bellarmine's traditional BSN program, and feel that if they could manage thenI should be able to as well. I graduated with a 3.9 GPA from U of L, and have 4.0 in my combined nursing pre-requisites so far.
Any input on the educational tracks or the schools
I have mentioned, I would GREATLY appreciate it!