I am a 25 year old male currently living in Long Island, NY with my grandma and working in NYC at a market research firm. I have been doing research to make a career change and enter the nursing field.
I have read many of the forums here discussing accelerated BSN programs vs ADN programs weighing the pros and cons. It seems that the pros of the BSN are: greater hiring potential post-gradation as well as more opportunities to advance education and career. However, cost seems to be much greater than that of an ADN program.
My questions for you all is, as a male, should I just go for the lower cost ADN considering males are supposedly more hirable in this field? I am not sure how well that stat flies in the NYC area, but any and all feedback is much appreciated!
I should also note that I graduated with a double major in French and International Political Economy, so I will definitely need to be completing pre-requisites.
Dec 30, '11
by iPink, BSN, RN
Many good advice was given, but I know a little about the NYC area and it's tough for nurses especially for ASN grads. If I were you, I would go for the ABSN if your finances can afford to do it. I'm actually a few months of graduating from my ABSN program and the more I speak to nurse managers in my area, the more I feel good about my decision to go that route.
Last edit by iPink on Dec 30, '11