I am pondering going to Carrington College's two-year ASN programme that will make me eligible for RN licensure. It is not accredited by NLNAC (LPN programme is, RN candidacy ends 2012 - hope it gets it!).
I am slightly worried about my possible career opportunities. I do not want to spend two years and $45,000 on an education, only to default on loans. I have looked at salary.com and it appears as though about 40% of all RN's have an associates degree. The most numerous degree is BSN. With my ASN, would I have horrible odds of getting a full time position with benefits here in the northwest? Live in Boise. Move to Portland after having around four years of experience, I think. Hopefully sooner.
I am currently working forty hours a week at only $.25 above minimum wage. My wife, 5.5-month daughter, and myself are living at my parents' house. This is to reduce debt, and we are doing great with it so far. But I need to advance myself.
Is there a statistic of how many new grads do not find work?