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  1. Hello fellow health care workers!

    I am to this site and would like some information on getting scholarships, grants, aids, and maybe loans for my nursing career. Currently, I am an ER techy at a level 2 trauma center in Hawaii. I've been doing this for about 4 years now and working on my prereqs for nursing school.
    Where have you all gone to get help? I am looking of moving towards the mainland and ditching this rock cause the nursing programs here won't accept me cause there is a waiting list and they wanted me to get at least 12 credits from thier school before I get into thier nursing program.

    I am considering of leaving everything behind... ie. selling my truck leaving, my puppy, leaving my personal belongings... stuffs like that.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   shel_wny
    Hello there to you!

    Just beware that if you move away you WILL be homesick and it WILL be tough.
    I know. I did it. (TX -> NY) But now 2 years later it almost feels like this place is my home and I would have a hard time leaving.
    I had to leave my dog and it was among the hardest and saddest things I've ever had to do. I will never put myself in a situation like that again.

    Beautiful dog...and it's nice to put a face to the name.

  4. by   Glimmer

    There are wait lists for just about every school on the mainland as well. Most require that you take a certain amount of classes before you can be admitted... 12 credits isnt too bad... it is only really about 4 classes (and maybe even less depending on what classes you take)... 12 credits is considered one full time semester.

    I was faced with a similar situation this year. I was almost certain that I would be moving to NY (currently in VA) and was already getting homesick before I moved! I do not know if I could have done it or not. The school I would have been going to would require me to complete an LPN program and be state licensed before I could get into the RN program. But... it looks like I will be staying here for a little longer
  5. by   Altra
    Hello from a fellow ER "techy"

    I don't have any specific advice, especially since I'm waaay over here in the east, but just wanted to wish you luck.

    What about your hospital - are there tuition benefits? These could help defray the cost of school. The waiting lists are a pretty universal reality.

    Don't be discouraged - keep looking for options, and you'll find the one that fits you.
  6. by   oregonrene
    Aloha Scotty! Our family went to Hawaii last week on Spring Break. Waaah, I miss it! It's cold and rainy here.