Please Help!!! This is my first visit to this site and love it allready. I am in my 40's with a family and want to go back to school for nursing, I am not sure which route to take. Some people say to get my BSN because I would be hired on at a hospital much easier. Others say no need for a BSN unless I want to work in the business end of nursing or I want to get a higher degree. I understand that the local community tech schools are much less expensive but I also know that IU has an amazing program for medicine and is very well known and excepted. My goal for now is to become an RN and work in the OR. Please help!! I am totally confused to which way to go.