I received my Stage III acceptance letter! (yesterday) for my Nursing Program
(Clinical/NUR111-224 equals Stage III) all other ADN core-educational are completed. My "issue" is where to go from here in a planning phase-
36, Married 12 years with 2 children (nine and two) and have worked for 3 semesters to maintain a 4.0 GPA and high 90's HESI A2 score, tutored Chemistry and Mathematics, active Phi Theta Kappa HS and 42 Credit Hours thus far for one of the 75 seats available in the program.
Working on 19 CEU hours this semester, including a pre-nursing class, 200 level Bio, 200 level Micro, plus two other fluff humanities toward my BSN, but my family is becoming second or third priority and I'm starting to suffer some burn-out. I'm 100% on the RN, no question. But my plan to do the BSN is starting to lose it's luster and I'm starting to develop some anxious issues toward the number of hours I'm committed to, plus the 15 CEU summer I have pre-planned to wrap up all the BS cores (NUR not withstanding). Now, the anxiety is starting to hamper my ability to be task-oriented and just work on all the classes.
I can finish my ADN in 2 years from here, with NUR only classes and most
of the BS core-edu completed (minus 15 CEU) and have the summer with my wife and children before my program starts in the fall, but I was pretty set on the BSN being vastly more beneficial and marketable than the ADN...but now I'm starting to see that this is 50/50 at best, and the BSN means a 15 CEU summer and another full 3 semesters. I'm stuck...love to hear some other perspectives-