Need help deciding what to do next

  1. Hi everyone!
    I am currently in school for a degree in Human Biology and am set to graduate with a Bachelors degree in the fall.
    I would like to become a nurse (and eventually an NP) but I'm lost as to what I should do next. My gpa is above a 3.0 but not "great".

    I'm perplexed as to whether I should try to go for an ABSN or just go with the "easier" route of getting an Associates first.

    Besides doing either of these things or going in for a regular BSN, do I have any other options? Have any of you been in the same boat, and what did you decide to do?

    Just to clarify, I was thinking about becoming a PA but after working in a hospital for over a year now as a PCA/ Nurses Aide, I think I'd rather go with the nursing/NP route. I know that the hours are tedious, and this isn't because I couldn't do anything else with my degree. I genuinely want to pursue this and know what it entails.
    Last edit by rebekkafox1 on May 23
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  3. by   ctdfmags
    Depending on the classes you have done, the ASN may not be easier. It would definitely be cheaper though. What were your grade classes like anatomy, microbiology, math? Can you afford the ABSN? These are questions that you should ask yourself. Ultimately, I would go with whichever you can get into and start the quickest.