All the nurses that graduated from the BSN program I am in, were offered jobs, per the Director of Nursing Program. She said that they may not have all been happy with the shift offered or the floor, but they all were offered jobs. So if that is accurate, that's good news. I can easily stay at my job until I graduate, if I left I could not come back. Just not an option in my field and my work.
On that note, I am excited about finally starting in this new field. So I am taking that into consideration.
I have a couple family members and friends in the area hospitals, no one of a VIP status though, so probably not much help there.
Here are the reasons for thinking about going earlier rather then later:
1) excited about getting into field
2) getting foot in door, starting my seniority in a new work place
4) being able to get experience which may help be get a job or a better job
5) exposure to different things, which may help me decide which kind of RN I would like
6) I would like to pursue a Masters degree, just not sure in what.....
7) most area hospitals offer tuition reimbursement
8) some even offer help with advanced degrees (money or scholarships
Those are the basic reason for thinking about making the switch earlier. I think I like the idea of waiting until I am half way through BSN program too maybe get the best of both worlds.