ADN or BSN - page 2

I'm currently an LPN. I was waiting for a spot to open in a 2 year RN bridge program. Because I hadn't heard anything, I applied to an accelerated BSN program here in IL (16 months to complete) and was accepted (contingent on my... Read More

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    Quote from bearski4
    How did the financial aid process go for you Platinum? I'm in the works with the school now and I was told that even students that get the full max on grants, etc still have to take out loans. I don't have great credit at all and no cosigner for loans. I am nervous about the outcome on this. Can you shed some light on your experience with the payment for the education?
    I'm at about the same point that you are in the process. I, too, have less than stellar credit and I'm looking to take out probably 13,000 in private loans for the first 12 months of the program. I keep looking online for scholarships but I can't really find anything,so I'm probably going to have to suck it up and apply on Sallie Mae or simple tuition to see what rates I can get.

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    Quote from platinum_garb
    I'm at about the same point that you are in the process. I, too, have less than stellar credit and I'm looking to take out probably 13,000 in private loans for the first 12 months of the program. I keep looking online for scholarships but I can't really find anything,so I'm probably going to have to suck it up and apply on Sallie Mae or simple tuition to see what rates I can get.
    If you go ADN, you can work as an LPN at the same time you are in school. I have friends that are doing that and still making 40 hour work weeks. Its tough but doable.
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    Quote from kalevra

    If you go ADN, you can work as an LPN at the same time you are in school. I have friends that are doing that and still making 40 hour work weeks. Its tough but doable.
    Not doable!! I'm in an ADN program and almost all of the students who are working too many hours are struggling or even failing. It's really a decision work or school.

    I suggest going with the BSN because otherwise you would have even less of a chance of paying back your loans. Also people who I know in BSN programs don't seem to be drowning as bad.

    The difference is that you'll be in an accelerated program so you will be swamped. My suggestion is to keep your LPN. active so that you can apply for both RN and LPN jobs right after school. In fact, once your in your last semester, you can apply for LPN jobs to start the day after school to start repaying your loans. This way you'll have work until you get an RN job.

    Best of luck!
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    I worked a full time job while doing an accelerated BSN program. Several of my classmates did as well. None of us were close to failing - you just have to prioritize your time amazingly well.

    On another note, I graduated in August from a school in TN and moved up to IL in November. I started applying for jobs the first week of November and had a job 3 weeks later. None of the jobs I looked at required a Masters, but 95% did require a BSN, so I think you are very smart for going that route.
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    Hello,

    I was thinking about attending olivet nazarene accelerated second bachelors nursing program and was wondering if anyone had any information about this program. Is it a good program?
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    I was thinking about attending olivet nazarene accelerated second bachelors nursing program and was wondering if anyone had any information about this program. Is it a good program?


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