How many are going straight for your BSN? - page 3

I just went through about 100 RN job postings, and I would say about 86 of them said BSN required or preferred. That was kind of a wake up call... now I am re-thinking everything again.... Read More

  1. by   Proton
    Quote from dt70
    I'm probably going to be stuck doing adn then RN to Bsn online then Bsn to dnp. 8 years long.
    Have low gpa from years back.
    On the plus side I already have the funds saved up for the dnp. No loans.
    Have you begun the process yet? I'm in a similar boat. I went to a private university in NYC and didn't take it very seriously. I've paid off all of my loans/money owed to the institution and feel I've matured and ready to begin an ADN program. I'm looking for other people who may have advice on starting from this route.
  2. by   Nursing2102
    I am going straight for my BSN for that exact reason.... almost all hospitals in my area will only hire with a BSN.
  3. by   boricuarn23
    Im going straight for my BSN only because after my BSN im going for my Masters in Nursing to become Nurse practioner.
  4. by   MyOwnBlueSky
    BSN is my path of choice. I am in an area that requires it plus we are financially able to afford it. It was also my choice because I didn't want to have to juggle my family and children around a work schedule combined with having to do night school for a bridge program. On my way and keeping my eye on the prize.
  5. by   CareQueen
    Going the ABSN route. I already have a B.A., so an ADN seems like a waste of time to me...especially since lots of hospitals prefer BSNs and I eventually want to dabble in Nursing Mgmt/ Administration. I would've gone straight for the Direct-Entry Masters, but I didn't feel like taking the GRE yet. Ultimately I want to earn a DNP and become a CRNA, so it just made more sense to go straight for the BSN.

    Can I afford it? Not really. But very few people CAN! In my opinion, you do what you HAVE to do in order to do what you WANT to do. Sure those loan payments will suck, but if I'm happy in my career, I'd say it's well worth it. (Let's just hope I love nursing as much as I expect to lol)
    Last edit by CareQueen on Mar 28, '13