Hello, this is my first time posting on this website! I love allnurses.com and have been a lurker for a few years now. I think this is a great resource for students! So, I have come to you all for some advice.
I will have completed all the pre-requisites for the BSN programs in my area at the end of the Spring '13 semester. I will also be graduating from my community college with an AS at this time. Due to requirements set by the each of the universities to which I am applying, I must wait to apply for the BSN programs which start in Spring '14. This situation is arising because I will be taking micrbiology during the Fall '13 application period. That being said, assuming I am accepted to a BSN program for Spring '14, I will have a bit of time off from school (Summer and Fall '13).
My question is this: What is the best use of that time? Should I try to obtain a CNA license and work? Should I pursue courses for my back up degree (Community Health Education)? Should I seek Fall '13 acceptance into an ADN program and transfer if I am accepted to a BSN program?
If it helps, financials are not an issue as my husband works and my tuition is paid for by veteran's benefits. I do have two small children (ages 2 and 7) whose welfare I must take into consideration.