I have hit a fork in the road and desperately need some advice. I will try to be as brief and to the point as possible. Ok, here goes. Background: I am a single woman in my late forties. I have three grown children (LSU grads) an live alone. I am from Baton Rouge. About two years ago I moved to Saint Louis to be close to my daughter and attend nursing school. I am have taken all my PR's for the ADN-RN program at the local community college. (API, APII, Micro,all the labs, etc...) So, here's the issue. There is a 2-3 year wait list before I can start in the actual nursing program. I only found this out when I went to check on the status of my app this past semester. I was devastated. So, I began looking at other schools in the area all had long wait list as well except for one. So I went through the whole application process, took the entrance exam, an was excepted only to find out that the school is locate in the highest crime area in Saint Louis. (I mean, a dog isn't safe walking own these streets!) So, now that is no longer an option. I did find an LPN school that starts in April. However, if I go that route I feel like I have just wasted 2 years getting all my PR's for the RN program.
So, here I sit in my small apartment trying to sort all this out. I am broke, don't really know anyone, an my daughter has moved 45 minutes away. Oh, and it's 15 degrees to boot! AAAWWW. When I move here my plan was to get my degree, pass the exit exam, and then go back to Louisiana. However, I am now thinking that maybe I should go back and finish my nursing degree in Louisiana. I really miss it! Yet, I am sooooo confused!! I have never had a problem making decisions and I am not a quitter. But, I just can"t figure all this out.
If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions I would be so grateful to you if you would share them with me. I look forward to your reply. And, please excuse me if I sound a little like "Wendy Whiner."She's never been one of my favorite people!!