I have a bachelors degree in art history, but I quickly discovered that I had little interest in pursuing this path. I decided I wanted to go back to school for nursing. I'm two semesters away from completing my pre-reqs. My overall GPA isn't great (about 3.2), but my pre-req is 4.0.
I live in an area that has done a very good job of destroying ADN jobs, so I'm worried if I get an ADN the likelihood of me finding a job is very slim.
My eventual goal is a BSN, so it would seem logical that I should just go straight into a BSN program. Unfortunately, I'm pretty deep in debt from my previous degree ($40,000). Most BSN programs in my area seem to cost around $30,000. The ADN programs are about $5,500. My backup goal is an ADN program and afterwards an online BSN program.
I could probably find a way to pay out of pocket for the ADN, but the BSN is a lost cause financially. Chances are, as a second degree student, I'll have to take out private loans which frighten me. It seems like such a grim, pessimistic future if I don't get the BSN right away, though. Also, I'm worried about the ADN's waiting list.
Does anyone have advice?