I'm so glad I found this site! It's wonderful!
I am 28, currently working in education, but want to change career paths into nursing. It's a big change, as I'm single, have a full time perm job, and a mortgage. Returning to school would mean selling the house, moving home with the parents for awhile, and basically starting over.
I really want to complete a BScN. I have a degree in Psych, but my marks weren't great. My average was 69%. After talking with a few schools, a couple of them have actually been honest and told me not to apply because I wouldn't be considered with the programs being so competitive (I'm thankful for their honesty - saves me a lot of money!). Regardless, I've applied to Mo-Mac collab program, and Niagara PN. I decided to apply to PN because it starts in May, and I want to get a move on! I figure it might be slightly less competitive, too.
I'm debating on applying to prehealth to upgrade my marks. I don't know if I should try to do PN and then transition to BScN, or do prehealth and then apply to BScN. Both would take 5 years. What are your suggestions on the easier route (easier in terms of admission).
I want to stay in the Hamilton/Niagara/Halton. Any advice on the best places for me to apply?