I am currently a BSN student and have a couple of general questions. I have worked as a CNA/MA for 12 years in various settings -home care, hospitals, and clinics. Once I graduate, will this expierence and the fact that I have a BSN help me in obtaining a job? Will the pay scale be different or will it be the same as an ADN? I would also like to become an NP and plan on doing this right after I graduate. I'll probably just work part time or a few 12's since I'm also raising 4 children under 5. Can anyone point me to some good schools on where I can obtain an NP? I live in Naperville and don't want to commute too far to say Rush or Loyola -because of the kids. ALso, what are the duties of various MSN positions as opposed to an NP. I know what an NP does and I would like to work in a urgent/convienent care setting as one but I'm a little unsure of the other different MSN positions? Thanks so much!