I am currently trying to decide on which Nursing School to apply to: LSUHSC School of Nursing or Delgado Charity School of Nursing.
I’ve done quite a bit of research and would love to attend LSUHSC, however I am a working mom to two young children (age 3 and under) and attending nursing school would require me to be out of the workforce so I am looking into Charity School of Nursing since it is a shorter program (I might even be able to finish it in 1.5 years due to the prerequisites I have). I already have a Bachelors and a Master degree so I have a good chunk of the prerequisites complete for both programs (as long as Charity accepts that mine are 10 years old). I am aware of the CARE program at LSUHSC, but I want to be able to see my children so I don’t want to go down that path.
I realize that Charity is an ADN and LUSHSC is a BSN, but I’ve also been told that most hospitals will pay for your RN-BSN bridge.
I guess my questions are:
1.) is it harder to get a job out of Charity’s ADN program versus LSUHSC’s BSN program in a specialty that you want? (As of now, I want to be in L&D or mother-baby)
2.) is the education more comprehensive (“better”) from LSUHSC versus Charity?
3.) is there a salary difference in starting jobs if you’re coming out with an ADN versus a BSN, or is is it just an RN is an RN?
4.) is there anything else you’d like to share to help me make my decision?
Thanks in advance for anyone out there who replies!