Originally Posted by PsychoBlonde
I really have no interest in management either, but i could always try it out. I don't know what i'll do with an MSN. I could always be a head nurse or nurse staff director.
My direct entry MSN program is really cheap, for the first pre-licensure 30 credits they only charge you undergrad tuition which is 175$ a credit. Then after you get your RN the next 30 credits are 320$ per unit. Gotta love state schools. Hopefully if i get a CNA job, they will help pay. But i have no student loan debt now so i could afford to take out a student loan.
I really recommend getting a bsn. You can get a 2 year associates from a tech school and then do a RN to BSN 1-2 year program. BSNs make more and have senority. However, all RNs make decent pay.
I'm going into nursing because i can't seem to land any jobs with a crappy psych degree. Even subway won't hire me, they said I was "overqualified". I can make a damn sandwhich just like anyone else. what assholes.
BSNs sometimes make a 1$ an hour more, but most hospitals won't even pay that differential. BSN is useful if you want to go into management, or want a job in an office. In bedside nursing BSN vs ADN is irrelevant.