I'm in a bit of a difficult decision right now.I applied to my Junior College for their Nursing Program and just got their acceptance e-mail today for the start of Fall 2012.I was/am also in the process of applying to Chamberlain School of Nursing and I am more than positive if I really concentrate on studying for their entrance exam that i can get in for Summer of 2012.Now heres where the decision gets hard. Both are around the same time length (Junior College 2 years, Chamberlain 2 yrs 4 months) Now at the Junior college it is much more affordable , i want to say less than $15,000 but its for an Associates Degree. On the other hand Chamberlain is going to run me about 50-55,000 for two yrs and 4 months for a BSN. I was already getting into the thought of taking out a student loan and I was ok with that as long as I can get into the Program and finish school. But now seeing how my junior college has accepted me into their program I'm not sure what to do.My Junior college is about 15 mins away, and clinical sites are about 5-10 mins from me. On the other hand Chamberlain is a good hour away and thats with out traffic into the city. Clinical sites for chamberlain could even be farther than that. I would like some input on the difference between an RN with an associates and an RN with a BSN. Obviously a BSN will always look better and I do want to go for my BSN. It would just be a bit longer and less expensive if i go through my junior college first. Also some input on how fast/easy (or not) it is to pay off student loans on a Nurses pay right out of school.I am a single mother of one and would love to be on my own right out of school.....Advice please..