I have recently gotten into Boston College for women's health and MGH IHP for women's health/adult-gerontology. I know that both schools are very different, and being from California, it's hard for me to grasp the general feel of either of these places.
My biggest dilemma is that Boston College doesn't offer a BSN, just an RN and straight to the Masters. I have a BS in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, but I've heard that it's very hard to get hired with just an RN and no BSN. Does this mean that it would be virtually impossible to find a job before the completion of my Masters? (which also becomes even more difficult since I didn't have the option of getting RN experience)
Would getting the dual certification (WH/AG) open up any more opportunities, or would I still be able to get hired for jobs outside women's health with some experience?
Does anybody have personal experience of feeling that the BC 22 month program was too short, or that it readily prepared you as much as the 3 year programs?
I know MGH offers the BSN, but the program is much more expensive and much longer.
I keep going in circles:
Boston College: shorter program, no BSN, far from Boston (was hoping for more city feel)
MGH: longer program, BSN, closer to city center, but in very commercial/industrialized area
If anybody has any insight it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!!