I'm brand new to this site. I'm in my late 30's and I have decided to go back to school for nursing. I am a full time student at my local community college. I have tried to make my choices based on locale as I have 2 young children (in school) and a husband who works a 12 hour rotating shift.
I thought I had finally made up my mind and decided to take my core classes at this community college (which doesn't have a nursing program) and transfer to St. Joseph's in West Hartford but now that I have had a chance to read several posts, I am unsure. It sounds like there are a lot of great programs out there in the community colleges, albeit they are a distance for me. I am also concerned about the lengthy waiting lists. St. Joseph's is really expensive as it is a private school and I will receive little if any financial aid but my husband and I have decided to live with the fact that we will have major student loans to pay off (not the best situation but we will do what we have to). I really want this and I am very committed. Eventually, I would like to apply for the CRNA program at New Britain.
I really would appreciate any advice or input anyone can give me.
Thanks so much!