I'm enrolled at Western Govenor's University in a teaching program, however, life has made it possible for me to pursue nursing which I feel would be a better fit for me. However, I have two options:
1) drop out of WGU and stretch out my prerequisites for an associate degree RN program over the spring and fall 2013 semesters (this could be easily done in one semester for me, however). Then apply to the program and go through 24 months to get an ADN. Become an RN in early 2016 with no bachelor's degrees yet.
2) change my major to business administration at wgu (if they will let me...this will take me less time to finish than the major I currently have b/c there is no demonstration teaching to do), work my butt off and graduate with my BS by fall 2013. then take my prerequisite courses in the fall 2013 and apply to an accelerated BSN program that will take 14 months to finish.
With option two, I'll have to work harder, but I'll end up with two bachelor's degrees by Fall 2015 and will enter the nursing field with a BSN (as opposed to graduating with a single ADN that will take me several months longer overall). However, I don't know if I can get into the accelerated BSN program with a WGU degree since they choose students based on GPA. My GPA will simply be 3.0 since we only have a pass/fail system here.
Should I risk this path and hope that my 3.0 will be enough? Or should I just settle for the less stressful (although less challenging) path of just an ADN to start with?