I am a middle aged nursing student about to turn into a middle aged nurse. I will graduate this Friday [the 13th!] with an ADN in Nursing.
I live in SE Minnesota and it seems like the so called nursing shortage does not exist in the Twin Cities area or in SE Minnesota.
The ADN doesn't seem to be 'what they are buying this year'. The Mayo Clinic has told me that they won't be hiring many ADN's and they want a BSN.
I was formerly an engineer who lost his job when my company closed and went overseas.
What would any of you think of me going back to an engineering job and chipping away at a BSN?
Any suggestions about how to cope with a tough job market?