Hi students! I'm new to the forum and am trolling for advice... I REALLY want to be an RN and am wondering which schooling option would be best. I already have a BA and can't decide if I should go for my ADN at a local community college or apply for accelerated/second degree BSN programs out-of-state.
How important is the BSN in the working world? I eventually want to obtain a master's degree, whether in nursing or public health, and I've heard that many programs require that you have your BSN. It would be great to stay local and save money at a community college program, but how will the education and clinical rotations compare with those of the "fast-track" BSN programs?
Frank opinions from new students and seasoned veterans much appreciated!!!!