I work only as a nurses aide right now in a nursing home and really thinking on continuing on to be an RN. I was thinking about going for an LPN but after hearing that they are being limited to just nursing homes I kind of changed my mind about that. I do not how true it is since I gained that information off the internet. I also hear that hospitals prefer RN's with BSN. I know it is what they prefer but is it possibly to still get a job in a hospital with even a diploma from a hospital program or even an ADN from a community college. I know a bunch of people I work with who are nurses aides that are doing their RN at community colleges or even hospital based programs. I mean you are a registered nurse whether you have a diploma or a 2 year of a 4 year degree. If there is a nursing shortage wouldn't you want to hire as much nurses as you can and not limit them. That is how I see it but I am still undecidable if I want to continue on with this. I really enjoy being a nursing assistant right now. I live Pittsburgh Pennsylvania by the way. I am also brand new to this site this is my first post or thread made ever.