Hey everyone! :spin:
I will be graduating in December with my ASN. I know for sure that I want to continue on with my education, yet I am not sure what path I should take after graduating. Going for a BSN and then working on a Master's or going for the ASN-MSN track. I know that getting a Master's allows options for teaching, managing etc. I know that a BSN is prefered in some hospitals rather than just an ASN and can also be helpful in managing and teaching. Yet, I really don't know what I want to do with my career other than getting out there and working!
Is there advantages in getting a BSN and waiting to get a master's at a later date? Can you be hired for any floor position you want if you have a master's? Also, there are so many different routes to a master's which one do you choose?
Finally, is there any online BSN or ASN-master's programs that you would suggest or NOT suggest... My idea is to get going on this as soon as I can, but most online schools
look like they are making you wait until you have graduated and passed the NCLEX which would put me waiting for a program to start in the fall of 2008 or summer of 2008.
Thanks for your advice!!