I am trying to decide if it is worth the money to go for an Associates Degree in Nursing at a University or will I receive almost the same training and job opportunities from being educated at a Community College? Of course a University is more expensive and I would have to probably survive on financial aid. I do not have any former college credits so I would start out by taking the pre-requisites at the community college anyway. The university that offers the ADN is Houston Baptist University. The community college is Houston Community College. Do you think it is worth the financial difference for my ADN? I also found out HCC is not accredited by the NLNAC and I guess that is the most important reason I was thinking of trying to go to the university. I will eventually after a few years or working as an RN attempt to go to school for a BSN, so I was also thinking an ADN from a university (opposed to just a community college) will be an added bonus when I went back for a BSN.
Please advise when you have time. Thank you for your help in advance.