I am really trying to make a decision here and hoping for some insight. I am taking my last pre-req for Baton Rouge Community College to apply next Spring, but trying to see if I can set myself up for applying in more than one place (don't we all
). Since I'm in Baton Rouge, my choices are quite limited--BRCC, OLOL, SU (traditional BSN) and BR General (if I want a diploma and I don't). I currently hold a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration-- and low and behold, the only 2nd degree BSN is at OLOL.
I am curious as to what others did in this situation. I know that with the constant traffic and timing of classes the commute from here to New Orleans for LSU Care or Charity School of Nursing, I'm looking at a 1 1/2 hr drive at least. Since this is a second BSN, my funding is limited, I already have student loans, so I anticipate paying out of pocket for more than 90% of the cost. For that reason and the one strike you're out situation, I am leaning away from OLOL.
Should I just look at starting over at Southern University? I am looking at Southeastern's 2nd degree BSN and possibly that of ULL in Lafayette, but I'm wondering if I have exhausted all of my resources. Please advise Baton Rouge nurses, I need your help.