Thanks for all the replies! From what I'm hearing, there are a lot of advantages to online study (the underwear, coffee thing) and lots of you are considering programs. I'm not crazy about the "group study" concept since I'd rather rely on ME - I'll prove my team playership in the ER.
I'm about 20 miles east of Cleveland, so there are lots of resources for classroom study - but as we all know, that is at THEIR pace and schedule, not mine.
I hear Jacksonville has an online program, too. I will check into some of these other schools
. Doubt they can be any more expensive than UOP. I will say that from the time I registered at UOP site for information, it was about 10 minutes before a counselor called me by phone to "get the ball rolling".
My goal (at this point) is not to get away from bedside (ER) nursing. I love taking care of people in ER and always have. It is truly rewarding, even when people are not at their best. Mostly I want to be more "marketable" since I also have a California license and an urge to "snowbird".