Hello everyone. I have a few questions and I am in need of some advice on getting into the Nursing career itself. I'm still not 100% if this is what I want to do but it is definitely something I can see myself doing and could enjoy, especially if I can work with the elderly. I'm kinda bashful but I do always warm up to people and I know I'll be extremely friendly with patients.
I am returning to school in the fall and I've decided to go straight for my BSN. I'm in Dayton, Ohio and there seems to be a pretty good demand for Nurses here and plenty of jobs though I'm not sure if the market here is saturated or not. I was originally thinking about becoming an Occupational Therapist but the schools that do offer it are pretty expensive plus I am a single mom and can't really afford it so that's another reason why I chose Nursing. I won't be staying on campus so that'll save me a ton of money and debt in the future. I'm staying with my parents for the time being and my daughter will be in daycare. She will be 1 years old when I return to school and I really just want to get it out of the way while she is still young.
I really just wanted to know how do current Nurses like the career overall? Also, is the Nursing market really that saturated? Do I still have a good shot of getting my job with my BSN in 4 years vs getting an ADN? Also, what can I do in the meantime to prepare for both school and the career itself?