I started back to school fall 2011 to start my pre-req's to get into a nursing program. I was thinking ADN but wasn't 100% sure. Then I got my CNA over winter break and I really enjoyed that. I am still taking pre-req's this semester. I was tired of being told how hard it is to get into nursing school and how competitive it is. I decided to get into a LPN program. I took my TEAS and got accepted into a program. Meanwhile, I am trying to find work as a CNA (preferrably in a hospital since that is my ultimate goal). I figure I can do the LPN program (Aug-June) then do a LPN-RN bridge (Aug-May) and then get my BSN while I work as an RN. But in 2 years I would have my RN.
I go for a CNA job interview today and the nursing supervisor tells me that hospitals are moving away at hiring RN's without BSN's. So, do I forget the LPN thing and just keep going with my pre-req's and get into a BSN program? What do you nurses think? I still have Microbiology, College Algebra and Statistics to take. Then I should be ready to go. Is it going to be longer to go the BSN route? Will it cost me more or less?
The thing is I have to have my deposit in to the LPN program by 4/19/12 so I am really stressing out! I am almost 40 years old so I don't want to be in school forever. I live in Missouri in case anyone wants to know that. Thanks for any and all input!