Here is my dilemma:
I am 22. I already have a BA in sociology. I currently have 30k in student loan debt, but the payments are only $240/month.
I am wondering what I should do: get a BSN or ASN? I am starting a CNA training program in January and will be working as a CNA during either program. Here are the pros and cons:
BSN program: 15 months (accelerated), tuition for whole program will be $15,000, program has a 100% NCLEX pass rate. I probably would have to work part-time during the program due to intensity.
ASN program: 24 months, tuition for whole program will be $5000, no clue about NCLEX pass rate (but I am pretty smart and graduated with my first BA in 3 years so I will study the hell out of that test), and I could probably work full time during the program because I already have A&P I and II done and will just need to do nursing classes since electives are done as well.
Cost is better for the ASN, but time is better for the BSN. I am conflicted. I think monetarily I will be able to save up a lot of money doing the ASN, but I eventually want to be a NP so I am unsure of what to do, and I know the salary differences between an ASN and BSN isn't much. Thanks for any help!