Take heed and read the above comments. Nursing is pathetic.
Don't invest your time, money, and efforts in healthcare unless you are selling equipment or supplies, or insurance.
There is no money, glamour, satisfaction, or future in this business. Why go to college to become a unit of labour?
READ the posts. Staffing conditions ARE atrocious. Don't ignore the words of those in the trenches.
Add it UP! Nursing enrollement is DOWN. A huge nursing SHORTAGE exists. Nurses are walking off their jobs.
Do something else.
And no, 2 year degree, 4 year degree, hospital diploma...a nurse is an additional source of revenue for a hospital or healthcare business. You degree, school, grades, etc. don't matter. The license will get you work. You WILL ALWAYS have WORK.
And you WILL work. Believe me.
Just don't make lifelong financial commitments while you are working as a nurse. You will find it hard to quit because you need the income. You will HAVE to go BACK to that daily short-staffed hospital and take ONE MORE patient. One MORE. You can't finish the work you have, and you will take ONE MORE PATIENT.
Originally posted by pr25:
I am 25 and very interested in returning to school for a nursing degree. Is there any benefit to getting a BSN, as opposed to an ADN, when I already have a bachelors degree? I am also curious how much employers value where your nursing degree came from. Are programs at community colleges very different than those from four year institutions? Any info will be greatly appreciated!