19 year old college student currently attending pre-health sciences at Georgian in Ontario. I have been accepted into both RPN and BSCN, and I'm really having a hard time on what one to choose.
I made a list of pro's & cons to each, I'm leaning towards RPN currently.
-Can attend local (no dorm + extra expenses)
-Only 2 years
-Can jump right into it, abundance of "full-time" RPN positions in my area
-Can keep current job (guaranteed hours, better than minimum wage pay)
-Can "get my foot in the door" to ensure I enjoy nursing before wasting 4 years..
-May have to go back for a 3 year "bridge" if I want to advance..
-Same college as I am right now. I'll know a lot of the instructors, majority of my pre-health class will be in my nursing class. Makes the transition more friendly with a support system already in place..
-Can get all of the education out of the way immediately
-Extra 2 years of education + costs
-Have to go away, 4 years of paying for room + food
-Have to find a new job
-Better pay! (duh)
-From what I've seen, not a whole lot of positions in my area. Majority part-time
As you can see, I'm heavily leaning towards RPN for the time being. Any input from anyone who has had a similar experience would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks in advance!