I've heard a lot of conflicting information but I am wondering what the general consensus is in terms of new grad jobs for ADNs? Are the BSNs pretty much monopolizing the job market now since local hospitals seem to prefer them (and I've heard that in Akron/Kent it is even worse and that they are pretty much only taking BSNs at all unless you want to work in a nursing home)?
Next semester is my last semester of pre-reqs (according to BSN requirements, I'm done with the ADN pre-reqs) and I'm sending out applications and I'm not really sure which route I should be leaning toward. I currently live in Cleveland but will be out closer to Akron/Kent most likely as of next Fall due to my husband's school. I know I should be able to get in at Tri-C for Fall 2014 and that the ADN would have me finishing a lot quicker (which would be nice if there ARE jobs available because we could use the income while I do an RN-BSN) and for a lot cheaper. I also like that Tri-C has evening/weekend offerings as well as daytime offerings.
I definitely want my BSN as my long-term goal is to become a CNM down the road and I can see how it is becoming a lot easier for BSNs to get jobs than ADNs. For BSN, I was looking at Kent State or the University of Akron. I'm hoping some of you who are more experienced in this area may be able to offer me some guidance and advice. The choice I make will somewhat affect which classes I end up taking next semester as well (currently at Tri-C).
ETA: Not sure if this is relevant or makes a difference but I thought to add that I'm mainly interested in working more of a specialty (primarily L&D, antepartum...etc or peds) so I'm not sure if that is something to take into consideration in terms of job availability for a BSN vs ADN.
Thanks in advance!