I am a Junior right now at UC Davis majoring in Human Development. I plan on going to nursing school after I graduate to get my BSN and become an RN. I am having some trouble right now deciding between an Accelerated or Traditional Program. The accelerated program is tempting because I could get done in about 12-16 months. However, I have heard that employers are less likely to hire you if you went through an accelerated program.
Do you think this is true?
Also, I am having trouble getting health care experience. I only have about 40 hours of health care experience, however I am involved in research, student advising, I am a club president, and I have a part time job. I plan on taking a year off after I graduate to gain health care experience. Do you think becoming a CNA or EMT will help my chances of gaining admission to a nursing school?
Thanks so much for any help.