I've searched the forums and have seen peoples' perspectives on this in the past, but I'd like to know what people think of these two programs and getting a job in Boston with either an ASN or BSN.
I'm in the process of figuring out where I want to return to school in the fall. I'm a transfer student, but only have two years from art school, so I'm basically starting all over.
Because of this, I couldn't apply to transfer into Worcester State University's nursing department now (for the BSN) because I don't have the necessary pre-reqs. Instead, I applied to the psychology department, for now, because I want to be a psych nurse. The school accepts some people transferring into the nursing program from within the school, so my plan is to apply into it after I take the pre-reqs my first year there. However, I've talked to a few people in admissions and the head of nursing, and keep getting different answers on the likelihood of actually getting into the program. Admissions in general, which has nothing to do with the decision on getting into the nursing department, is telling me "not to count on it." The head of nursing is making it sound more plausible. She's the one who's responsible for who gets in, so I'm inclined to believe her. I'm just waiting to hear more from here.
Anyone know anything about how to get in as an internal transfer? What do I need to do to make a strong application to improve my chances of being accepted into it? Is it based on space or credentials? What's the likelihood of getting in? I'm waiting to hear back from the head of nursing, but any opinions in the meantime would be wonderful.
If the head of nursing there tells me that admissions are based on space, then I'm thinking of possibly going to Quinsigamond Community College and getting an ASN in nursing instead. However, I do not want to do that if I won't be able to get a job in Boston with that degree. Is it possible to get a nursing job in Boston as a nurse with just the ASN (with the RN of course)?? What are the job prospects like out there, in general? I'm assuming it's competitive.
I can't go into much more debt for school, and I really need a good job to pay it all back, so that's a huge factor. I don't think I could afford transferring to a private school after my first year at WSU, if transferring into the nursing department doesn't work. So, I'm not sure what to do, if I go to WSU and then don't get into the nursing program after my first year. Should I totally kick butt in my first year at WSU and prove that I'm cut out for the nursing program (because I KNOW I am), or should I go for the sure thing and go with the ASN... but then I don't know if I could find a good enough job with that :/