I just finished up my first year in an Associate Degree RN program and I'm grappling with a decision that I think might influence my ability to get a good job after I graduate next May. Those of us in nursing school now, especially in 2 year programs, are quickly realizing the we kinda missed the boat on the grand nursing shortage and it's becoming a well known fact that many employers will only hire BSNs, or at least 2 year graduates who are enrolled in BSN programs. So we are having to think about how hard it's going to be to get a job more than new grads did several years ago.Here's the background: I have been planning to concurrently enroll in a BSN program during the last year of my 2 year program for a couple reasons. 1. I know I eventually will have to do it, so why not now while I'm still in school mode. 2. I'm hoping that being enrolled in a BSN program will help me land a better job after I get my RN, even though I won't have the BSN yet. These plans are now not absolute because I have an option to take a PRN ICU tech position at a local hospital which I would love to work at as an RN after I graduate. Here's my question: What's going to look better for a potential employer for a new grad from a 2 year program - close to a year of experience as an ICU tech and plans to enter a BSN program, or no experience (other than being an EMT many years ago) but enrollment in and partial completion of a BSN program? The thing is, I know my second year is going to be every bit as intense as the first year, if not more, and here I am talking about either taking a job or adding BSN courses to that. Obviously I couldn't do both, so this is why I need to decide what is going to be better for my career in the long run. Thanks for the help!