The projected wait is usually longer then the actually time you'll get it. You will likely get in within two years. But there's no telling. Things happens, cutbacks, strikes, etc... Do take a hard look into what you "really" want to do work wise. While there are some positives about being a nurse (decent income, stability, and flexibility), there are a few major negatives too. HUGE stress and responsibility (way more than most jobs paying the about same amount). Sure, $30/hr or so is plenty enough to live on, but there're many careers that pay around the same, yet are much, much less stressful. And instead of waiting two to fours years, to even get into a program, you can earn a solid degree and already be working in potentially great field (and again, a field with a whole lot less stress and mind-bending responsibility). Just saying...
Last edit by itsajob on Aug 1, '12
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