I'm new and I have questions!

  1. Hi everyone, I'm Rayna and I'm currently attending Sonoma State in Northern CA. I will graduate this May with a BA in Human Development. My twin sister and I both decided that we want to go straight into a nursing program after we graduate. We are going to spend about a year doing prerequisites at a Junior College, but then we're pretty confused about what to do next. We'll either get an ADN, BSN or do an entry MSN program, but can't decide! We have NO money to pay for school, so we would be paying with any loans or scholarships. Is it better to just do the cheaper ADN program or to spend tons of money on a MSN or BSN program? I've been reading this site for a long time trying to look for answers so any help I could get would be great! Hopefully someones in my boat as well and we can talk!
    Rayna
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    About raynbabe07

    Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 34; Likes: 7
    Charge Nurse; from US

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  3. by   checkb
  4. by   Gramps
    Quote from raynbabe07
    Hi everyone, I'm Rayna and I'm currently attending Sonoma State in Northern CA. I will graduate this May with a BA in Human Development. My twin sister and I both decided that we want to go straight into a nursing program after we graduate. We are going to spend about a year doing prerequisites at a Junior College, but then we're pretty confused about what to do next. We'll either get an ADN, BSN or do an entry MSN program, but can't decide! We have NO money to pay for school, so we would be paying with any loans or scholarships. Is it better to just do the cheaper ADN program or to spend tons of money on a MSN or BSN program? I've been reading this site for a long time trying to look for answers so any help I could get would be great! Hopefully someones in my boat as well and we can talk!
    Rayna
    Having been a nurse for several years, I would suggest you get your MSN if you can. More doors will be open to you when done. Lots of places out there will be willing to help you with cost for a work commitment. Look into the military. they need lots of nurses. You might collect full time pay while you work on your MSN. Most medical corp people are treated very well!
  5. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. You might qualify for an accellerated BSN program. I would at least get the BSN if you already have a BA degree.

    Welcome to Allnurses!

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