I really need your expert advice! I have to make a decision for Fall 2005. I have been accepted to Stark State in Canton for the class of 2007(which classes will begin Fall of 2005). Stark offers a 2-year RN degree. ALSO, I will be eligible for admission into The University of Akron College of Nursing in Fall 2005. This program is a BSN--which will take me 3 years (fulltime) to complete. My question is....should I remain at Univ of Akron and go ahead and put one more year in to receive a BSN in nursing or should I go ahead and attend Stark State and finish w/ an associate's degree in nursing(which will only take 2 years fulltime)???? I have heard that RN's w/ a BSN and ADN both make the same starting wages. Is that true in our area in northeast Ohio? I work at Akron General Medical Center and they ONLY hire RN's w/ a BSN. I just don't want to rack up more student loans! I also have 4 children and I want to make the best decision w/ them in mind!
YOUR COMMENTS AND ADVICE ARE EXTREMELY CRUCIAL FOR MY DECISION IN THIS MATTER!
Mar 25, '04
Considering the fact that it will only take one more year, I would go with the BSN. Why not just get it all done in one shot?
Actually, comparing the class sequences of Stark and Akron, you are really only going to school one more semester to get the BSN, since you have all the pre-req's done already. Stark's nursing program does classes in the summer, and Akron's doesn't. So five semesters for ADN, six for BSN.
Last edit by LeesieBug on Mar 25, '04