I am applying to my local hospital's diploma program (associate degree obtained too) and I have 2 options:
(1) because I have a BA already, I could take the 12 month accelerated program. All pre-reqs must be completed before starting this program. That would be no problem.
(2) take the regular track which is 2.5 years. I would still have the pre-reqs completed, so it would be nursing classes only (about 8-10 credits per semester).
My question is "how difficult would the accelerated program be?" I don't want set myself up for something that I might not be able to handle. The accelerated program is Monday thru Thursday, so I would have 3 days off to study. I also have a medically-challenged son whose condition requires hospitalizations.
What would most of you do if you had the choice? I hear that nursing school is hard enough, so would the accelerated program be just too much to handle?
Thanks in advance.