I am looking to become an RN. I have worked with developmentally disabled adults for three years now, and am ready to move onto something I actually want to do, rather than something I just ended up doing.
I would like some opinions about the three programs that I am considering. Also, please excuse any typos, as I am posting from my iPhone.
CWI: Cheapest at under 10k total. Admissions rep has been very informative and personable. Two-year program. Competitive. Not accredited Nursing school
Apollo: Most expensive, I believe, at over 46k for LPN and RN *total. Year-round programs, three start dates. I am a graduate of 2007 from ther Massage Therapy program. Loved the school. Poor Nursing admissions rep. Very hay-wire class schedule; admissions rep said it was "impossible" to get me a current class schedule. Listed some classes off the top of her head and they were very scattered. But almost guaranteed spot in class. Admissions rep said I would have to find outside lenders to help pay for remaining tuition. Not accredited Nursing school.
BSU: midrange cost, I think. Very competitive program. Not sure of schedule, cost, program specifics, or just how competitive they are. Accredited Nursing school.
BSU scares me, as I've heard of people attending for five years and neve getting into the Nursing program. Do they offer RN or is LPN required? And is it Bach or Assoc? Also, do they do a lot of off-campus stuff? I cannot travel far, as I will have to keep working.*
I would have to quit my current job either way, I'm pretty sure. Would probably go get my CNA and hopefully fnd a company that'll work with my school schedule (as my current work will not) and maybe even get help with tuition. But anyways, does anyone have any further info on these courses? I'm very lost. "/
Such as how competitive the programs are? How hard they are to get accepted into? Etc.