Fairly Unique Situation - page 3

Hello all. I went to college on a wrestling scholarship and was originally in nursing school and made it to my ped/ob clinical rotation when my commitment to my NCAA division 1 scholarship became too... Read More

  1. by   ThePrincessBride
    In this day and age where many jobs (not just nursing) prefer a four-year degree, I believe it will be to your advantage to get a BSN if possible. Most management positions I've seen require a bachelor's and it is easier to move up the clinical ladder and get an MSN when you already have a bachelor's degree.
  2. by   SasZRN
    I worked for 13 yrs as an LPN. Went back for my RN because I couldn't find a job. Went to a one yr Diploma program. Got my RN in 1989. Went on Disability in 2008. (I have Bipolar Disease11) Planning to return to the workforce this coming Fall after I get bilateral cochlear implants. I am just praying that I will be able to find employment. Nervous about going back, but I am a workaholic and I will probably try to work at the hsopital closest to me or another one that is about 20 minutes away. I would like to stay close to home. I will not persue a degree due to my age. I am 60 and I have no intention of working more than 6 or 7 yrs at the most. Wish I had gone on years ago though!!
  3. by   pandabear2185
    If you can afford it, go for that bsn, do the accelerated program if you can. If not ADN will get you working so Long as you don't live in a large urban city. I live in SoCal. Many of the hospitals here do not hire ADNs right now. Our market is saturated with RNs(no shortage here) so they can be more choosey. Plus with Magnet status and all that BS, they want to have RNs with more educational training.