Next June, I will start a 15 month program which means I will be quitting my full-time job, going to school full-time, and probably taking out student loans. My situation is a little different in that the union I belong to will pay for a considerable amount of my tuition. I have some money saved, so I'm sure I will be expected to use that. I'm worried about the living expenses part, and spent a lot of time a few nights ago trying to figure out what I am going to do.
There is a nursing loan that you can apply for, as well as a program that will pay for a percentage of your loan if you agree to work in high-need area. Go to this website: http://www.bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/reinvestmentact.htm
, and there you can read more about that. Another website you should go to, or at least to start is www.discovernursing.com
. This site allows you to search scholarships and the loan program I mentioned are listed in there. Also, you can borrow up to $46,000 in Stafford loans, so you should be able to figure out some sort of plan with that amount.
Good luck and let me know what happens.