hello! i was wondering if you can all give me advice. when i first started college 3 years ago (and before i realized i wanted to pursue nursing) i screwed my grades up royally. at the end of my sophomore year i decided i wanted to pursue nursing and got my act together. as of now i have about a 3.0. i ended up only applying to nova southeastern and barry because of pre reqs and got into nova, but at the fort myers campus, not the fort lauderdale one. i am completely excited and grateful to have gotten in but i really wanted to go to the fort lauderdale campus because it is close to home and easier to afford. also in another thread it was mentioned that at the fort myers campus they teach through video conferencing. i'm kind of scared of that. my parents are also kind of against me going there because we aren't in the best financial situation and i would pretty much have to get full loans to go to school AND possibly to pay for an apartment. the financial aid office told me i wouldn't get 100% of my loans financed through the government and that i would in addition to the government loans would need to get private loans. i have tried getting a roommate but it's proven hard in fort myers and a one bedroom ends up being too expensive if it's in a safe neighborhood.
all in all, i wanted everyones advice as to whether i should make the commitment and take out loans for nova at fort myers or stay home and attend FAU and retake some classes and apply to public schools
. i just know how hard it is to get in to public nursing school
these days. do you guys think that it'd be a good idea to retake classes i didn't do too well in? how do public schools look at it if i retook a good amount of them?
thanks in advance!