I graduated in May and have recently been offered a position at a great hospital in a new state. I have my BA, in addition to my ADN, and am very interested in going back to school for my BSN. In July, I was accepted into an RN to BSN program which is designed for working nurses where I would be taking one 8 week course at a time.
I recently decided to enroll in the program where I will be taking two 8 week courses for the Spring 2014 semester. My first course begins in mid January and by then I would be about 8 weeks into my 12 week orientation. Although I am beyond exhausted from school because I did not take a break between finishing my BA and starting my ADN, I really want to complete the BSN program as soon as possible. I have been told that RN-BSN programs aren't nearly as difficult as a traditional RN program. However, I have been advised from friends and family member's who are nurses that I may be taking on too much with adjusting to a new position and starting my RN-BSN at the same time.
Honestly, my goal is to start this new position, gain experience and start my RN-BSN program. I figure that way in a year or two if I want to move on from this position I have way more options than I would with only my ADN. I really got first hand experience of how difficult it is to obtain a position with an ADN (in my area in particular) and never want to go through that again. Any advice?