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- Oct 4, '12 by man-nurse2bQuote from msn10goodness, didnt u feel like a zombie in school? when did you study?I worked full-time nights 11-7 and went to school during the day - sometimes till 4pm if necessary. Slept on nights off or weekends. Guess I'm old school but I don't owe anybody anything which I love.
- Oct 4, '12 by TheCommuterLVN program (2005): Completely financed with a private Sallie Mae career training loan.
RN completion program (2010): Financed partially with Stafford government student loans. I was also working full-time as an LVN in a nursing home while attending school, so I made cash payments of $500 per month to the school to minimize the borrowing of federal student loan funds.
- Oct 4, '12 by saramisuI am using student loans. I am in an ADN program, so it is comparatively reasonable to the tens of thousands I owe for my BS in Sociology. I paid for all of my pre reqs out of pocket while working full-time to lessen the blow.
- Oct 4, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!Husband went to Iraq for 6 months...that and his other 6 months of active duty qualified him for post 9/11 GI bill and he transferred it to me, which paid for most of it. The rest I paid by externing and working part time for my old law office. It felt great to come out debt free instead of with 65K of loans from law school.
- Oct 4, '12 by Wrench PartyWorked full time while taking pre-reqs, posted a 4.0 GPA to apply to nursing school, then flipped to working half time
while in school full time. Used that pretty GPA to get scholarships, I only work now to cover living expenses and bills.
I don't owe anyone any money. What a great feeling!
- Oct 4, '12 by lemmyghow did you find time to study!? and projects, papers and clinical assignments!? I was working weekends but now barely can do that because I am so busy. Most of my classmates all quit their jobs and are all on loans now. I thought I could get scholarships because I have always been an A student. But in my program you need 90% for an A, 70% to pass...sign. You are an Idol.
- Oct 4, '12 by TheCommuterQuote from lemmygIn my program 94% was an 'A' grade, 85% was a 'B' and 77% was a 'C.' Anything less than 77% was considered a failing grade.But in my program you need 90% for an A, 70% to pass...sign.
Therefore, my former classmates and I would have loved a 90-80-70% grading scale because it would have saved many students from flunking out of school.