I'm wondering just how much more advantageous it is to have a BSN instead of a ADN in California, in terms of finding a job right out of nursing school.
I've been accepted to a BSN program that costs $300/unit, or just under $18k in tuition. I've moved up to #1 on the wait list for my nearby ADN program, which is $36/unit or $1,400 in tuition. I already have a B.A., so I don't qualify for any federal grants, but I'm also completely done with all G.E. requirements for a BSN.
Both programs are two years (but the BSN does not have a summer break). If I get in to the ADN program, should I go with it because it is considerably cheaper?
How hard is it to get in to a ADN to BSN program? I've been told in the San Francisco Bay Area there is no nursing shortage and it is very difficult for new grads to get jobs right now. Would it make more sense to get the considerably more expensive BSN from the get-go?