Newbie and lost

  1. I have always loved AN and the great advice I've read for my entire nursing school journey. Now I'm lost and a little nervous.

    I am sitting for NCLEX next week and when I pass, I don't know what the next step for me should be. Let me give a little background:

    21 years dental assistant, graduated from a 3 year part time evening program (RN), no experience other than clinical which at times were limited. I don't know where to start or what to do? Hospitals want experience, or BSN .. neither of which I have at the moment. Do I just go right into BSN and then look for jobs or do I look now and take anything that I can get? - (I'm about to turn 40 and live in MA if that makes any difference)

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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