silentRN 10,436 Views
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College is getting way too expensive no matter where you go! I recommend that you have the hospital pay for your schooling. It's not really worth adding more debt for a BSN when it's not going to give you anymore advantage than where you already are. Every semester you borrow, that is going to be a 50 dollar a month tab. So 4 more semesters will be adding a minimum of 200 dollars a month school loan payment for like the next 10 or so years. Add that on to your already accumulated debt, and take into fact that getting a BSN really does nothing for RNs...is it really worth you having to add more burdens to your financial load? I really really urge you to wait, and have your work place pay or reimburse you. That's just my humble opinion and experience.
GCU isn't 20K...it runs about 12K...which if you compare that to any state University is a lot cheaper...remember 3 semesters vs 5 semesters...
I'm doing mine through Grand Canyon University which is in Phoenix, arizona. I get a discount cause of the hospital I work at, plus trying to get the hospital to pay for it. It's to the equivalent of 3 semesters. It's module based, so you focus on 1 class at a time for 5 weeks each. It's worth it because you are getting your BSN, and now days you really need your BSN. Writing papers gets old, but you get out what you put into the class. I like it, plus it gives me something to do. I compared that program to Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, which both required me to take another semester of pre-reqs, and were another 4 semesters of RN-BSN classes which made a total of 5 semester compared to the 3 I'm doing now! Their RN-BSN program were all online too. I don't think I have ever seen a RN-BSN program at any university that wasn't online. Just make sure it's accredited.
Hi I am currently in the position you were in (May 2008)...with UMC Tucson. Can you tell me more about your experience with them? Interview process; how long it took before you got a job offer? Thank you so much in advance for your response!!!
Really just depends on the Co-Workers who surround you. I love my ICU because my co-workers are fun to be around and we hang out outside of work. It would suck to work with a bunch of battle-axes.
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