Financial Aid for Nursing School

  1. I am a 31 year old living in Miami, FL who would like to become a nurse. I have a 16 month old daughter and limited finances. I'm technically not a single mom, because even though we're not married, her father lives in the household. I've been trying to go to school for years now, but finances have prevented it. Enough is enough now and there has to be a way. I hold a B.A. in Theater Arts (liberal arts) earned in 2001. I would be looking for an accelerated option or transitional option. I have most pre-reqs taken care of due to my previous BA and a couple of classes taken years ago. I need an Anatomy, micro and chem class to qualify for admission into a nursing program. My biggest obstacle will be supporting my daughter/paying for living expenses while in school as I hear that financial aid will pay for tuition and books at best. Does anyone have any advice on how to "make it" through nursing school since you are encouraged not to work due to the intensity of the program? I WILL do this, it's just about how to do this.
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  3. by   purplevega
    Most people do work while in nursing school. More then anything you will need help with your daughter. Good luck.
  4. by   purplevega
    Also you can take out loans.
  5. by   Jmiami
    Do most people work FT and go to school FT? Work PT and school PT? PT I'd bring in around 500 / mo, but I'm worried about working FT and not making the grades I need to succeed ( I hear nursing programs are brutal ). Also, I have also seen a few posts on here about how it's difficult to find work as an new grad RN?