Hello everyone,I'm a 24 year old student, new to this website and I can't stop reading it! I graduated from college 2 years ago with a degree in Education, had two straight years of subbing experience and HATED it, not to mention going through the countless interviews (teaching positions are VERY competitive where I live...graduated with a 3.9 GPA and could not find a job in my area). My third year in college I seriously considered switching my degree to nursing, but honestly, all the science classes intimidated me a little, and I think I stayed within education because I thought it would be the easier way out. I'm just not sure it's my "calling." After much thought and weighing my options I have decided to pursue the nursing field. My mom is a wonderful nurse, and I have always looked up to her. I know that nursing is an extremely difficult and trying job, but I love working with and caring for people. I also know that there are many different career options for nurses as well as job security. I am signed up for a prerequisite class next semester, and am actually very excited to start this new career path. My question is, since I already have a Bachelors degree, should I go through a hospital degree program to become an RN or go through an accelerated BSN program? (They both would take the same amount of time). My long-term goal would be to go back for my MSN and specialize in pediatrics. I know there are RN to MSN programs out there, but down the road, would it be difficult to get hired in a specialty without a BSN? Any advice or feedback is appreciated!