I've been lurking on this board for awhile and have just joined. I'm a career changer and am finding this process overwhelming to say the least! I prefer to earn a BSN, since I plan to go onto grad school fairly soon. Also, from what I'm reading on this board and have heard from several other nurses is that more employers are seeking BSN prepared nurses. However, I'm also reading on this board that recent nursing graduates are having a difficult time finding employment (in NYC and North Jersey) after finishing school.
Between hearing about the difficulty of securing employment, and deciding which pre-reqs to take, since all the programs differ slightly in their requirements, I am absolutely overwhelmed!!!!!!!!
I'm looking at NYU (first choice, also most expensive), SUNY Downstate, NJCU, Christ Hospital School of Nursing/HCCC, and Thomas Jefferson University. I've also looked at Pace, but find their website so unhelpful and difficult to navigate. They also weren't especially friendly when I called.
Can anyone offer any info on any of these programs? Also, can you offer any info how you found a job after graduating?