You have an AD, Diploma, LPN, possibly even an NA degree. Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to go back to school. For 500 reasons I am sure you can name as to why you should not, I'm going to provide a few as to why you should..
To start,a BSN provides you with more job security than you currently have. Whether it is a hospital or community setting, most non-clinical positions who like to hire nurses require a BSN. That degree is more security for you in the long run than your current degree. More income? Depends on which level you're coming from. In the long run, however, a BSN provides you with the most flexibility.
It doesn't matter if you do it online, in a classroom, or in some other format. A BSN means more money, more job security, more career options in the long run than you can possibly imagine without it. You become an example to your children with a college degree. You say that no matter what, you can go on at any age, under any circumstance and get a college degree.
Lately the news media likes to say how a college degree doesn't get you that far but the reality as a nurse is that it does. With a BSN you can open up a hundred doors that were closed to you before. You can make sure that if your back or knees give out on you after so many years on the floor, you have a back up plan to ensure the financial stability of yourself and your family.
Now is the time. Go back for your BSN. Figure it out, whatever program works for you. In the long run, you will be happy you did.