I'm a recent college grad, as of December 2019, with my B.S in Health Sciences. I am from Florida and have applied to multiple programs. I had the desire to start this upcoming January, but due to miscommunication from one of the schools I am applying to, I have been offered a last minute interview..but the program starts in the middle of January. I was hoping to know prior to graduating, but it was a mess and it's very stressful it took this long (transcripts + etc). It is not my #1 choice, but it is inexpensive and I would be done the following spring (4 semesters). I can also defer my application until the fall of 2020. The others start this upcoming summer. I am wait-listed for my #1 choice, which is a direct-admit MSN program, and am submitting apps that I will be hearing back from in March.
I am basically seeking advice from those who are currently in ABSN programs or had graduated from one. Is it worth waiting for others instead of rushing into it? I worked all of college and was in a sorority on top of classes. I'm eager to start nursing school because I wasn't accepted in undergrad, but I wanted to hear whether waiting and taking a break is recommended before diving right in. I am unsure and don't want to make the wrong choice. I plan on going straight to a DNP in Gerontology or Psych/Mental Health.
Thanks and best wishes on the new decade