I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and am 36 years old seriously thinking of pursuing an RN degree. I have to go meet with a few people at a few different schools......I look at all the pre-req's...they are done....what I would like to know.....how long does it take to get an RN degree doing part time? Is this possible? And the 2 colleges that offer nursing it is for the BSN....Which one is better? what is the difference? Having maxed out on school loans ( 3 years of Undergrad and 4 for Chiropractic.....) I am paying out of pocket....any suggestions would help. I am even considering joining the Army National Guard.
Thanks for the advice. It really is helpful.
One further questions, if you would be so kind. What sort of tuition reimbursement does the KU hospital have for it's students? Where I work, they reimburse about a 1/3 of the tuition costs. While that's helpful, I'm looking for something a little more. I'm not interested in taking out loans unless my hospital will pay them back.
Does the KU hospital offer tuition reimbursement to its current employees, and with what sort of stipulation? Do they offer a loan forgiveness program, for new grads?
Are you aware of any other hospitals in KC that offer good tuition or loan forgiveness packages?
Thanks again for all your info;
ETA: In rereading your post--KU requires you to be onsite for testing? Do they require that for every class? Are there several on site requirements besides clinicals? This makes me lean towards FHSU. You never have to even be on campus, and your clinicals are at the end of your program, in your last semester, according the the nurse I just spoke with. I work nights, have kids and like the online class format; so I'm less intersted in a program that requires you to have classroom time, even if it is testing time, on-site.
Last edit by queenjean on Oct 17, '07