I am currently finishing up my 4th semester in an ADN program and plan to begin a 1-year online RN-BSN program beginning in June. I am VERY interested in nurse residency programs in my area, but the only ones within reason require a bachelor's and LESS THAN 10-12 mos. experience as a working nurse. for me, that would mean not working at all during the BSN program. I am worried that not working during that time will cause me to lose my med admin. and other nursing skills. Has anyone else encountered this dilemma or have an opinion on whether i should or should not go for the nurse residency if not working is the sacrifice? I still live with my parents and they would be supportive of any option.