After speaking with several schools, my options are to either finish my undergraduate degree in nursing (switch from bio to nursing that is) - either an Associate's or Bachelor's, or to earn a diploma from a local hospital program. Both the Associate and Diploma routes would be quicker for me, however, seeing that this is a big decision, changing careers, wouldn't it make more sense to take the slightly longer route and get the Bachelor's?
The three programs seem so different to me, yet each allows one to sit for the Boards and become an RN?
Just curious what people's thoughts are on this topic. When I finish school and apply for jobs, will having a Bachelor's pay more than an RN who has a diploma? Is a Bachelor's the favored degree? What will employers be looking at? What will be the determining factors?
I don't go back to school until September, but I like to have my ducks in a row. Any advice is much appreciated.