Hello! Just a disclaimer, I am not looking to start a BSN vs ASN argument.
Ok I have an ASN in nursing. I have been a practicing RN for 3 years and was an LPN for 6 years before that. I decided to go for my BSN due to having such a tough time finding a job after graduating despite my experience. I am taking online classes and this is my first semester.
Ok, the trouble I am having is that I find the classes...well, lame. They would have been helpful when I was still in school, but this is all stuff I have already learned on the job. I already have some attitude against going back to school since it will not result in a promotion, raise, or even a change on my name tag (just your job title, not education, is listed). The classes are ridiculously easy and I find I am getting angrier and angrier because I feel like I am wasting my time and money. I barely do any work and have all A's. This may sound great, but it ticks me off. If I am going to get a bachelor's degree in something that will not result in a promotion or raise, I wish I could go for something more interesting like Art or a foreign language or something that people say you "shouldn't" go for since the job outlook isn't great. (I already have a job so it wouldn't matter. ) I also toy with the idea of leaving nursing for something else (I've been in the nursing field since I was 19 and now I'm in my 30's), so it would be good to have some other education so I'd have more choices.
My only problem is I'm worried that if I ever want to go back to school for my NP (an idea I've toyed with as well) I'm afraid a school will look at my transcripts and decide I'm not serious since I don't have a BSN. I know you can get a bachelor's in something else, then an ASN, and they will admit you. I've read the acceptance criteria for MSN/NP programs and they only say a Bachelor's degree, plus stats. I'm just not sure about doing things reverse. Anyone have any experience with that? Or any words of advice? I really don't know what to do with myself and I'm wary of spendings $1000's and being stuck. Thank you!!!