I obtained my BS in Kinesiology from SF State university with the idea that Athletic training was the route I wanted to go. I decided later on that it was not as amazing as i thought it was going to be and started looking at other options. I ended up getting my EMT license in hopes of being a paramedic, and then thought, "well why not nursing in an ER instead? I would make the money needed to pay off my student loans and go to school for the same amount of time almost". So that is what I am working towards. I currently have a full time job at a non-profit (which doesnt pay much and though I love this place, I dont want the job positions which follow the one I am in now, meaning no more advancement).
In looking at nursing programs, I am not sure which is better. To just go back and get my ADN and have less student loans or get my MSN with a non-nursing BS and pay ALOT more in student loan? I really just want to work in the ER in that I love the fast paced environment and stabalizing patients. I dont think i would ever want to be teacher and maybe in my old age, I might want to go to a slower more consistent environment, but I have always been one who works better under pressure. I do live in SF, so pay is a factor. I dont need to make millions, but enough to live and pay of the student loans I have from my BS and hopeflly nursing program. :-)
Any help would be greatly appreciated as it seems there are many people on this site with great advise and it is hard to get answers from some schools and what not.
Thank you! :-)