I hope this isn't flagged as supposed to be posted on the pre-student forum because I wanted to get advice from current and former students.
I am looking into nursing as a second career. I am 29 and don't really want to spend the time to take a community college BSN or RN program because they seem too long. I have no community college credits and have only previous vocational schooling. I am concerned about the pre-requisits for Pasadena City College (my local community college, and a very reputable one), mostly because there are pre-requisits for all the pre-requisit classes! The biggest reason is that I have no means to support myself, except by working, so I can't be a full time student in a community college with 2 + years of pre-pre-requist, and pre-requisit classes followed by a 4 semester RN program. Moving with parents etc is not an option for me.
I was planning on attending a vocational (LVN) course (any advice for schools
in the Los Angeles area??) and immediately enrolling in a bridge program while I begin working. That seems like the most logical path for me, but I've read not all LVN programs are eligible for bridge program transfers.
How does this work? Anyone else done this route?
Also, I have always considered nursing school
for various reasons, but have zero health care industry background. Any advice there would also be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks guys for reading my post, and thank you so much in advance for any feedback positive or negative!!!