Quote from countrygirl1234
To be completely honest, I don't really want to get a BSN, so I'm fine with just obtaining my RN.
I realize you feel completely confident and sincere about that now, but, believe me, many, many
nurses (including myself
) felt that way when we started out -- and then, once we were in nursing for a while and saw the wide range of additional opportunities only available to those with BSNs (or higher), we started to see things differently, and went back to school. Look at how many threads there are, just on this site
, about nurses going back to school, or wanting to go back to school, or trying to decide about going back to school ...
If you go to an appropriately accredited program and never do decide that you want more nursing education, no harm done. However, if you go to a school like this, that does not have the same general academic accreditation as "regular" colleges and universities and isn't NLNAC or CCNE accredited, and decide later in your career that you want to further your education -- or just work for a healthcare employer that has a "graduates of accredited programs only" policy (and there are more of those every year) -- you will be at a serious disadvantage.
Does it really make sense to spend a lot more money than necessary and, at the same time, really restrict your future opportunities before you even know whether you will want to pursue them? Schools like this stay in business (and make big profits) because many people who want to become nurses aren't already knowledgeable enough about how higher education and nursing work to recognize that they're selling you an inferior "product." I'm not criticizing
you for that; I and lots of others on this board started out not knowing how important this stuff is, either, but I encourage you to take advantage of the knowledge of those of us who have "been there."