Thank you all for your help in advance. I really appreciate it!
So, I am trying to figure out the best situation for me, and was wondering if any of you were in similar situations or have advice for me. I am graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Health Science this may, but my true career goal is to become a nurse practitioner.
I am now trying to figure out the best track for me...I am deciding between doing an accelerated BSN program, then applying for the MSN, or going for the associates degree RN, and "bridging" to a masters because I have a non-nursing bachelors degree.
Among my reasons for the Associates Degree RN to bridge, is that I really liked the associates program that I visited ( Lawrence Memorial at Regis College). It appeared that they gave a lot of individualized attention, especially at the clinicals. Coming from a school such as BU, individualized time was hard to come by. I also like that I can get to the same place (MSN) by bridging without having to get a second Bachelors degree, because my B.S health science degree is very similar to the theory courses in a BSN, and the idea of getting a 2nd bachelors degree sounds a little tiring to an upcoming graduate, when there is another option.
Lastly, my other reasons for the associates are time ( I took many of their curriculum courses such as A&P 1,2, Microbio, stats, nutrition, ethics, sociology) in my health science major, so I hope to cut down my associates program by transferring courses. Also, it's cheaper, closer to my house then many accelerated BSN, and I loved the facility and professors. And they have a great nclex passing rate!
But.....Should I go for the accelerated BSN to eventual MSN? I am so conflicted, and any help would be amazing!
Thank you again!!