Can't afford nursing school - page 3

by zhightower

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This is more like a vent. I got accepted into nursing school but I'm $5000 short. I already have fed loans but it just wasn't enough. I'm not against private loans I'm just not able to get one. I don't have any credit and my mom... Read More


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    They have a payment plan which isn't bad. I understand impatience isn't a good reason to jump in a for profit school. Even though they are for profit they are a really good school. I'm a very logical person I completely understand the consequences of my actions but I also feel like this is where I'm supposed to be. I've prayed on my decision and God wouldn't take me through more than I can handle. I'm just happy to have been accepted.
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    If you're going to a for profit school make sure you do your homework right alot of profit schools around my area and still increasing, are not accredited and are just exploiting peoples desperation to become a nurse. Many of their graduates don't even get a real liscense they're just allowed to basically sit for nclex. And their transcripts are not viable elsewhere.
    Education is all worth it. Depends on your determination you will get what you want.
    Make sure you get real viable education.
    Just a question, why not in a private university? These for profit "fly-by" schools are not so ttrustworthy in my opinion
    Anyways good luck on this major decision.
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    A piece of advice, you are already going to be stressed out enough from all of the work that you are going to have to do. If I were you I would consider just waiting until the fall if possible unless you get a scholarship or grant. No need to send yourself into a hospital for stress treatment
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    Quote from jetro
    If you're going to a for profit school make sure you do your homework right alot of profit schools around my area and still increasing, are not accredited and are just exploiting peoples desperation to become a nurse. Many of their graduates don't even get a real liscense they're just allowed to basically sit for nclex. And their transcripts are not viable elsewhere.
    While I do agree with most of what you're saying, I'm not sure what you mean by a real license? To clarify, the license is granted by the state BON, not the school. Maybe the degree is bogus (in some people's eyes) but it is enough for the state BON for them to grant the graduate the right to sit for NCLEX.

    But I definitely agree on the exploitation of desperate people.
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    Quote from ProfRN4

    While I do agree with most of what you're saying, I'm not sure what you mean by a real license? To clarify, the license is granted by the state BON, not the school. Maybe the degree is bogus (in some people's eyes) but it is enough for the state BON for them to grant the graduate the right to sit for NCLEX.

    But I definitely agree on the exploitation of desperate people.
    Exactly. If the BON allows graduates with a degree from that school to sit on the boards, then it's considered accredited by that state, and their license will be considered valid.

    I think we all can understand of how much you want to start school. We have all been there. I wish you the best with whatever you decide.


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