Kathleen - if West Coast cost 60,000 it would be more feasible..it is 116,000 for the BSN RN at this time. I took my HESI exam on Friday and meet with financial aid on Monday.
I believe they charge that much, well, because they can. Since I posted this I have done more research and it does appear local hospitals hire West Coast grads into their new RN programs as feedback from the HR people in the hospitals.
I would prefer to pay that for UCLA as well but it is not an option. I do not have the background at 41 to get into UCLA/USC nor could I commute to those schools
. I have two children, 15 and 12 that will be at home still during my schooling.
I am not sure I can pull the 4.0 to get into Saddleback's nursing program. I have a 3.5 right now. Not good enough.