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This is a discussion on Career Change - Need advice please! in Florida State Nursing Programs, part of Florida Nursing ... Hello! I've been lurking for months and have finally decided to post. There are so many smart...by CareerFlipFlopper Apr 28, '10Hello! I've been lurking for months and have finally decided to post. There are so many smart people here, I just know some of you will be able to help.
I live in Miami, mid-30's, bilingual, single, no kids and my dream is to become a nurse. Received a BA in Psych back in 2001. Took A&P 1 and lab last semester and got A's by studying my butt off. Studying wasn't my forte when I was younger so my BA GPA is low... embarrassing low. Luckily, my program GPA is very good.
The problem is I work full-time in a corporate setting and fully support myself. There is no way I can just leave my job to start a full-time nursing program. Miami Dade College has a part-time option, but have read on this board that they look at your overall GPA. If they count my BA GPA - I'm screwed.
Has anyone here been in my situation? Did you get into the MDC part-time program and did they look at your overall or program gpa?
Are there schools other than MDC who offer a part-time option?
Thanks for reading and I would appreciate your help greatly.
BTW, I've searched everywhere on-line for part-time programs in the S. Florida area and got nothing.
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- Apr 29, '10 by itsmejuliDo yourself a huge favor; go to MDC yourself and talk to an academic adviser. Get the answers you need directly from the horse's mouth.
- May 3, '10 by FLmomof5I can't speak about S. FL, I live in Jax.
You can do this! I am in a EVE/WE program at FSCJ, work full time, have a hubby in Afghanistan and 1 teen still at home.
Check out the school advisors, they have all the information you need. FSCJ (and most nursing schools) don't have PT options for NS. I did my pre-reqs PT, but now NS if FT with a FT job. If you need to go that route, you just need to learn to budget your time well and give up a social life until you are done. It is worth the sacrifice!