Hey there, how many of us are in diploma programs? Why did you choose a diploma program?
I will tell you, I chose mine for a few reasons. It started out because I already have a BA degree and all credits for an MS degree (with the exception of the thesis) in Psych. I didn't want to go through a big program again right away.
Then I realized I needed an evening/weekend program and the diploma program I am in is the only one around here.
The diploma program I am in has a scholarship
program for exchange for work. I thought I would go and get that. I didn't get the scholarship but I had already decided to go so I've been struggling with paying for it now. But that is besides the point. The main point is - I needed something for evening/weekends and this is.
Plus I find it pretty neat to be able to do my clnicals right there in the hospital (the school is attached to the hospital). Its been there since the 20's. Pretty cool!
So why did you choose diploma? I figure I will go back for my MSN after working as an RN for a bit.