i am a 32 -soon to be 33 year old woman who is looking to pursue a career in nursing. i live in brooklyn and am looking at completing the pre -requisites at a community college starting this fall. this is where it becomes a bit confusing. it seems that getting a bsn is the way to go in nyc because the job market is so competitive so i'm looking into the accelerated bsn programs (suny downstate and hunter). however, my gpa from my prior ba degree (i double majored and minored) is around 3.4 and i've always been an a-/b student in sciences in high school. it seems that i have to have 4.0 gpa and as in all pre requisites to get into these accelerated nursing programs? is this the case? do i stand a chance of getting into suny downstate at all?
ideally i would love to do an associates degree and find a job and then complete part time courses to get my bsn, but all the job offers on indeed call for a bsn or masters. would i just be wasting 2 years? the thing is i don't really have a lot of time and resources at the moment and i was hoping to have a baby by next summer. please help