How did/do you pay for nursing school? - page 9
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Nursing school is expensive. Many people have used student loans, scholarships, VA loans, grants, and even worked through school to pay for their education. The main reason for this thread is to provide information for people... Read More
- 0Oct 9, '12 by soxgirl2008A few grants, and out of pocket. I owe around 3,000 in loans right now, but I don't plan on taking out anymore loans. I start clinicals in January at an ADN program and will pay out of pocket. Its a public school so tuition isn't too badWhen I do my RN-BSN, I'll probably pay for that out of pocket as well unless my employer covers it. I'll only have 4-6 classes to take though so it won't be too bad hopefully.
- 1Oct 10, '12 by Streamline2010*** First, prereqs for an LVN program!? I have never heard of such a thing. Wow they get you between a rock and hard place. You can allow the CC to rob you of years of your life, or allow the private to rob you of your money. Here in Wisconsin a high school graduate can be working as a licensed LPN 10 months from when they start LPN school. Of course there are no prereqs, except background check, CPR, immunization titers, GED or HS diploma, and at some schools CNA, but no college class prereqs.
No prereq classes, since these are vocational programs. Taking college microbiology and A&P will definitely help you on the entrance exams, though. No prereqs, except background check, CPR, immunization titers, GED or HS diploma, and a good score on the entrance exam. Most schools use WorkKeys or TEAS, I think. I have not heard of any school requiring a CNA.
- 0Oct 10, '12 by lemur00I worked full-time nights 11-7 and went to school during the day - sometimes till 4pm if necessary. Slept on nights off or weekends. Guess I'm old school but I don't owe anybody anything which I love.Last edit by lemur00 on Oct 10, '12 : Reason: was replying to another comment that was not quoted in the "reply" option
- 0Oct 11, '12 by dhoffI'm a traditional student going to a university (and living in the dorms) and it is pretty expensive. I pay about $7,000 (not including books, uniforms, or other supplies) for tuition, meal plan, and living expense on campus. Before college I saved up a little over $10,000 from working my high school job so I wouldn't have to work as much during college. I do take out loans (about $15,000 so far and another $3,500 that I owe my parents -- I'm in my junior year). I haven't been working during the semester just because I want to focus on school and I'm involved in a lot of on-campus activities. I've been working during summer break and during winter break (which is a month long!) to try pay for everything. Money is tight, but I'm incredibly thankful to my parents who have been helping me out when they can. They pay my meal plan (which is roughly $1,400 a semester -- kinda ridiculous) and they gave me a $3,500 loan this semester because my loans got cut in half (my dad's business did slightly better last year so they had more income and the FASFA assumes they are paying my tuition). My biggest wish is that the FASFA would not take the parent's income so much into account because most parents don't pay for their kid's tuition.
- 0Oct 11, '12 by periwinks00When did you find time to study!? I was approved for the HRSA grant $5K, but I don't plan on staying with my employer - which is a requirement of the grant, although I could still utilize it if I stay within the same field and work 24hrs per week. The wild card, amongst other things, is that I have a 2 year old son who will be 3 by the time I start school (I am praying things will work out and my mother will step in while I'm attending a postbac BSN program). Any advice?
- 0Oct 11, '12 by rmolanderTo periwinks00:
You just have to go for it. I work 18-24 hours a week, am a single mom of a three year old, and still attend school full time. There are two days a week I don't see my son at all... it's incredibly hard. But if you want it, wake up at 4am and push hard until you pass out at 10. You CAN do it!Last edit by rmolander on Oct 11, '12 : Reason: meant as a reply for periwinks