I had an allnurses account a few years ago when I was in nursing school & found this site to be incredibly helpful & am hoping that's still the case.
Here's the situation- I attended a community college & got my ADN degree two years ago... didn't pass NCLEX my first try & had a bit of a weak stomach so when I transferred to a 4 yr. university I declared a health services admin major. I decided it was in my best interest to get the license anyway, used Hurst review, passed & got licensed. But...now that I'm about to graduate w/ the HSA degree I'm realizing that I need a masters degree in that field to get a decent job that pays over 35k/yr. I'm considering going back to nursing to help pay for my masters degree instead of going further into debt w/ student loans. I have zero RN experience besides nursing school, and it's been so long that I wouldn't feel comfortable having a patient's life in my hands right now. I'm wondering if it's idiotic to complete an accelerated BSN program since I'll have the required bachelors degree instead of an RN-BSN because I'll be lost w/ clinicals & have lost a lot of the core competencies that would be expected of someone in the program. Does anyone know if there are any problems associated w/ an RN completing an accelerated BSN program & then just not taking boards again since I'm already licensed?
And btw... yes, my stomach probably is still kind of squemish but I'm in survival mode and have to make a living somehow. I made it through nursing school w/ the weak stomach before because I was using my GI bill & getting paid to finish the program so I know if I have to- I can tough it out for a few years to reach my ultimate goal of getting my MHA.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice that is offered.