I'm not a nurse, but I have worked in health care for some time. As far as I know working in specialties and bedside nursing jobs
, your BFA is not a factor in moving up the ladder, so the above poster is correct. On the other hand, outside of bedside nursing a Bachelors (BA or BS) or a Masters in something outside of nursing is valuable and not looked down upon.
I was told by both administrators that are Registered Nurses and administrators that are not Registered Nurses that they prefer to hire me with my BA and MBA as oppose to a BSN or MSN if they had a choice despite the fact I will not have much experience bedside. The reason I was given is that my educational background and work experience in business and other areas of health care would make me look as if I have potential to be a manager with broad focus and more then one perspective.
I was also told by several Registered Nurses that too much of a bedside nursing background might hinder my chances to move beyond middle management. It sounded odd to me at the time but after reading a lot of informative complaints by bedside nurses having problems with management, I see there is some truth to what I was told.
I am planning to obtain a BSN eventually but it is for my own benefit since I may choose to take positions that prefer a BSN to my ADN. I will not obtain a MSN or doctorate in nursing because my career is focused on the business side of health care and I do not need those degrees to move forward in my career.
However, since your goals are different then mine I would do more research and gain more experience even as a tech or CNA in your area of choice. By the way, I do not know if a BFA is on the same level as a BS or BA because there are many Accelerated programs that will not accept BFAs. So be sure to check that out too. Good luck.