Hi!! I graduated with my BA in 2005. I've since realized what I knew all along...I should have gone in to nursing. I live in Brooklyn and want to go to Nursing school
. I need to get a BSN b/c I will eventually move back to Europe. (I have dual-citizenship and have spent all of my life moving from one side of the world to the other! :wink2: ) Anyway...I NEED to go to nursing school ASAP. I am looking at a program at NYU that stretches the program by about a year (total 2.5 yrs plus summer) and lets you get the pre-reqs that way. However, I am worried what I'd do if I don't get in to that program since it's hard to get in to. Where and/or how would I get my pre-reqs, and still get student loans? I didn't (luckily) have many from my first undergrad, plus after this year I will get an AmeriCorps stipend of about 4k to cover school stuff. At a community college to get the pre-reqs that would cover tuition, but not my living. I would be willing to work part-time (or nearly full-time) and go to school...I've done it before, I'll do it again...but I'd like to spend as much time on my studies as possible, and would therefore prefer loans over too much work. I was informed by a school in indiana that if i'm not degree seeking (which i wouldn't be if I'm just taking pre-reqs) then i would not be eligible for ANY loans...no private school loans or ANY KIND OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AT ALL...is that true? If so, what other options are there for me to get the loans? I will have NY residency by August...which is when I need to start taking classes.