Has anyone gone through or do you know anyone who has gone through the Gateway part-time RN program while working a full-time job? I was praying and planning on trying the scholarship, quit my full-time job, attend CGCC or MCC and live on retirement funds while not working, but that scares the heck out of me. I have a good income where I currently work with overtime, but we have been losing pay to furloughs the last two years and I should mention that I am SO ready for a career change, which is why I am pursuing nursing.
I really do not want to add financial strain to the stress of going to nursing school. I have heard good things about Gateway CC and obviously, people make it happen while working full-time. Your thoughts??
Aug 17, '11
had a couple private mails about my post to the above (i don't have enough posts yet to answer them). more then happy to share my secrets. 1) no, i don't use Fastweb or any other online scholarship search very often unless i know precisely the grant/scholarship i'm looking for. 2) the main reason why is everyone and their mother-upon seeing funding on said site-sends off a ton of letters to them. why join a crowd of 3000+ people for 10 awards when i can, with a bit of digging in the public library/barnes and noble, scan through eight or nine books (or more) with 10000+ awards that very few-if anyone-knows about. if i do use the internet i'm very finite in what i'm looking for. "Merit/No-need scholarships/Grants", "non-traditional students grants/scholarships" and the like will turn up some of the regular sites-like fastweb-but also sites (and sources) you usually won't find if you look beyond the first few pages.
Last edit by emt back to school on Aug 17, '11
: Reason: miss spelling