So I am beginning my nursing journey. Gathering all the info I need. Getting my classes together. Going to take my pre reqs at a community college.. Going to meet with an advisor tomorrow. My question is this: Is Chamberlain worth it for $90,000? I'm 21 with a 5 year old son. I wrote down many questions to ask myself and one being where I want to be 5 years from now. And that is a Registered Nurse working with children at a hospital. I've been all year weighing my options about pursuing my nursing degree once all my pre reqs are completed and city colleges of Chicago I will be waiting until either Fall of 2016 or Fall f 2017. I am in no real rush to get in school ASAP but I was hoping to get in Malcolm X by the Spring of 2016 or the Fall and the fact that it isnt a guarantee whatsoever kinda bothers me. I dont want to waste 2 years of my life waiting to get into nursing school
whereas at Chamberlain, I could be right after I finish my pre reqs and in 2 years I will be one step closer to getting my BSN. Is Chamberlain worth it? It is CCNE accredited. I've been doing my research on this school and know a couple of people who is either attending it or have graduated from there.
Should I go for it?
I am looking at it form a different perspective than some. I'm not so worried about my loans and funding for school while I am there because I think thats negative and can be very stressful. I will worry about it when I graduate and become the Nurse I've only dreamed of.
Are there any current or alumni students of Chamberlain School of Nursing that can shed some light on me and give me more info and just help me in this journey? All is appreciated. Thanks!
Apr 16, '15
Are you working in health care now? Here are two suggestions:
1)Get a job in a health care related field, such as CNA. it will give you some experience and help you have a better idea of nursing.
2) Consider other health related careers, which may have more openings available-- for example, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, or Physical Therapy Assistant. These educational programs should be available in community colleges and would be great choices for someone who wants a career in helping. Nursing is not the only career where you can work in the medical setting and make a difference in patients' lives.
Last edit by bookwormom on Apr 16, '15
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