i live down the street from edgewater.. jobs are almost impossible in the area (im also licensed in ny).. ONE hospital in manhattan called me, took interest in my 4+ experience, but needed for me to be in a bsn program. ive applied to over 100 places. of all sorts of facilities. after the 4th adn 5th round of applying, i was more and more open to EVERYTHING. not too long ago, i went on foot applying, and every door that closed on me brought me back to my car crying. wiped the tears off and drove to the next place only to repeat the process.. several times.. i was initially motivated to get my bsn, but that quickly died. maybe ive just hit a temporary slump.. but just dont EXPECT an awesome career/lap to fall into your lap after all those HARD PAINFUL years invested into nursing school (i did lpn and asn - its never easy).. the market is poop right now. you may get a job, but it may not be what you want. the bsn may give you more leverage.. but u are also competing with those with experience.. these boards have been really helpful in getting in tune with other peoples' experiences.. honestly.. im shooting for moving out of the country to teach english abroad while im still single and still have some of my youth left.. being stressed out all the time is no way to live..