WOW!!!! I am so inspired by your story and I agree with NursePooda that God would not put on you more than you can bare. To Him be the honor and praise!! Amen! Keep your strength sister!! You'll get through this!
I wanted to share with you a little about my situation. I've just been accepted to Excelsior college and I am so nervous but excited. I live in California and as many of us know, Cali does not recognize the college and will not grant me a license. The main reason for my decision to enroll to Excelsior is that, I have done all I can to get into an RN program here in California. I have applied to multiple schools
in and around my area, looked into private schools that cost a fortune and all I get are slams of doors in my face. I have gotten denial letter after denial letter and paying $117,000 for a BSN is not affordable to me. This process has been taken me almost 10 years! I am beyond frustrated with this situation and was almost ready to give up until now!
I had heard about Excelsior back in 2003. My friends at work were Excelsior college students and told me about the program. Just when I was getting ready to enroll, they tell me that I didn't make the 2003 cut off time to enroll and therefore, I would not be eligible to take the NCLEX here in California. I was welcomed to apply but would have to get licensed and practice in another state. I wasn't planning on leaving California, so this option went out the door. Honestly, I didn't think I would have such a hard time getting in to a program here in California. Here I am almost 10 years later trying to get in somewhere. So I finally decided to enroll to Excelsior and if I have to move, then so be it. I don't want to stay as an LVN for another 10 years but if California does not want to give me a chance then, ADIOS! I heard that I can still practice in California and practice at the VA or any Government facility so I have hope that I can get a job a my local VA hospital which is 10 minutes from where I live. If not, I will relocate. Wish me luck. Hope I didn't bore you with my problem! LOL