Am I the only one that feels like this? I need help! - page 2
Hello Everyone, I am asking for help with my pre-nursing dilemma. I have just recently graduated in September of last year with my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration for Health care... Read More
Jan 30, '13 by sweetnurse786My best advice is to rethink why you want to become a nurse and are you going to be able to pay off the loans. Just like yourself, I did my BS in Business and I started to do my pre-reqs in 2005-2006....finally I got into a ABSN program in 2011 and graduated in May of 2012. Currently, I am in 150k student loan debt..yup you got it, $150,000 in student loans. $40k for my previous degree and $110k for the ABSN. I went to a decent private university here in NYC and I still do not have a job. Its really hard to get jobs and now I am considering going back to school for my MSN, either this year or next yr simply because I cant get a job and there is a lot of competition. I wish I had become a nurse 5 yrs ago because at that time, jobs were easier to get vs. now. Before I went to get my ABSN, I had a decent job, decent pay but was laid off. And all i could think about is going back to school because I started to take my pre-reqs a while back. I dont regret it but really am upset that I am still jobless...so yes its hard getting jobs and yes, the pay is not so great and yes, loans are insanely high. So definitely think about it and make the right decision for yourself. Good luck!