Interested in nursing career :)

  1. Hello, i am a new member to this site. I came on here because i am very interested in pursuing a nursing career. I am 18 years old and out of high school , the only this that is holding me back right now from starting off my 2 year associate for RN is my financial situation , because i live on my own and work full time , it is very hard to just cut my working to go to school because then i wont be able to pay any rent or anything... this frustrates me ... i have thought also about taking quick cna courses but im not sure if i should do that . what i want to do is just get a feel of being some type of nurse .. ... i know cna's do not make much at all.... but what do you guys think...
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Good luck to you and Welcome to Allnurses.com.

    Have you checked into any of the schools near you as far as financial aid? Also, if you get a CNA position at a hospital, many of the employers will pay part, if not all of your tuition. It just takes some looking around.......it is out there.

  4. by   karlita85
    [QUOTE=suzanne4]Good luck to you and Welcome to Allnurses.com.

    Have you checked into any of the schools near you as far as financial aid? Also, if you get a CNA position at a hospital, many of the employers will pay part, if not all of your tuition. It just takes some looking around.......it is out there.

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    Hi ! THanks for welocoming me... Yes i have lookedup schools and training centers... i came across one that is an ROP ( REgional Occupational Program ), this is a state program and it is kind of like vocational training for CNA certification for just a very low registration fee. But i am not sure because i do not know if its worth it .... i know there is financial aid every where, i just dont have time to look it up as much as i should.... you know i have heard of employers paying tuition for their employees , but i have never known how to figure which people do here in san francisco. california.

    well thanks for replying... : ) ill look more into the financial aide ... i know i really should.

    p.s.
    i get so excited when real nurses give me advice..i dont kow why... i feel like a little girl... lol : )
  5. by   suzanne4
    Try contacting a few of the hospitals in your area, and see if they will pay your tuition, or at least most of it while you work there as a student, and then you pay also need to agree to work so long for them after you graduate. You will probably find that you will get a favorablwe response.......just need to be responsive to what they say..................
    p.s. Almost all hospitals have a tuition reimbursement policy in place for their employees, so also look into that. There is funding available, sometimes you just need to "look outside the box."

    And remember that if want it bad enough, it will work out for you.....
  6. by   karlita85
    Quote from suzanne4
    Try contacting a few of the hospitals in your area, and see if they will pay your tuition, or at least most of it while you work there as a student, and then you pay also need to agree to work so long for them after you graduate. You will probably find that you will get a favorablwe response.......just need to be responsive to what they say..................
    p.s. Almost all hospitals have a tuition reimbursement policy in place for their employees, so also look into that. There is funding available, sometimes you just need to "look outside the box."

    And remember that if want it bad enough, it will work out for you.....
    Oh OK thanks .... ill do that ....
  7. by   emmy
    Hi Karlita85
    Welcome to allnurses
    Maybe you could ask this question on the student section of this BB, there are often questions there about financial aid etc so you may get some help there also.
    Good Luck in pursuing your dream, like Suzanne said

    'remember that if want it bad enough, it will work out for you..' :wink2:

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