Quote from EmaanL
Hi i need help... I'm going to be graduating in may of 2017, I want to get my bsn in Europe, but I am not sure of any bsn programs in Europe. Also, I live in Chicago so what is the best option for me; going to community college and transferring to 4 year university either in Chicago or Europe, or should I go straight to Europe and I would eventually love to come back to the US and work, debt free.. does anyone have the answer to this??
Why do you want to get your BSN in Europe? Unless you plan on moving to a European country and working there this degree will likely be useless upon returning to the U.S. Furthermore most countries will not allow you to sit for a nursing unless a permanent resident or citizen of that country. There are limited seats for nursing students in other countries just as there are in the U.S. no school is going to allow you to take one of those spots unless you are going to be legally allowed to work in that country as a nurse following graduation.
I am guessing you see European universities as cheaper given your comment about coming back debt free. Do your research very closely, most are low cost to citizens or permanent legal residents, i.e. those whose taxes support the subsidized low-cost education. Studying as a foreign student is incredibly expensive if you pay full-rate, which you would have to do as a non-resident.
If you want to work in the U.S. get a U.S. nursing degree. If you want to work in Europe, start finding out what it would take to do that - and realize you may spend years navigating the immigration requirements before being allowed to start school.
If you want to go to Europe to study abroad - I highly encourage it, just not for your nursing coursework. Plan on going during your pre-req time and make sure those credits will transfer back, or look into language and cultural immersion programs that run during summer term.