I may be starting at Denver School of Nursing (Colorado) in April. I scared of the financial part of it since I DO NOT plan on working. I work in a hospital and have gotten mixed responses, some nurses I work with say it will be a piece of cake for me to get approved for loans, others say if I really want my RN and need to work part-time I will accomplish while others tell me to be careful as to what loan I get since I will be an out-of-state student (California resident). I am worried about the living expense and how I will pay for nursing school itself. I do not qualify for grants and besides scholarships, any tips, ideas, comments, suggestions, opinions?
I worked full-time as a CNA while completing pre-requisites for RN program and I did HORRIBLE. I am not about to mess up my career and chances of landing a decent job once I become an RN. I want A's & B's on my transcript!!