Hello all. So I applied for a two year nursing program near my house and am waiting to see if I get in or if I get wait-listed. However, I am from NY and have seen/heard NY is trying to propose a bill that would make it so every new RN has to have a BSN. If it is passed, it will start this spring. So then basically my two year program would be pointless since I would need a BSN. However, I do not have the money for a BSN and realllly do not want to go to school for another four years. (I am currently attending a state school and will graduate in May, and before here I was at another school and dropped out due to a family members death and did not receive any college credit) So my question, would it be better to become a CNA, work in a hospital (I found 13 CNA hospital jobs around me) get some hands on experience, then go back get my LPN (which financial aid will cover, and it's affordable if I am working) and then get my RN if that's still what I choose? Or would it be better to just go into the ADN program with no hands on experience, and hope they don't pass this bill? I personally think the CNA thing is better, because then I have experience, I know if I will like the field or not, and I can always go back and gain more education. With the RN I may hate it, and I would have no experience once I graduated. So I am really looking for advice because now I am so confused and people keep discouraging me either way I tell them I am going. Thanks for your answers!