I am currently having a hard time deciding what to do. Currently, I have all my pre-reqs done to enroll in a Nursing program aside from A & P and micro. Only issue I am having is, due to budget cuts, there is a 2 year waiting list for a two year nursing program for RN.
I tried private school and was enrolled, and then they called me into the office and said I wouldn't be able to get into their program because I had to have a 3.5 (which they told my my GPA would be sufficient enough to get in before I enrolled). So, I am stuck with a trade school... I am going to try to go for LVN ($20,000) which it would seem a little more practical than paying $80,000 for an RN program. I at least can get my foot in the door as an LVN.
All the reviews I have read about trade schools are absolutely awful and discouraging. So what I want to know, is paying $20,000 for an LVN program a bad investment considering I might now get a good education? Is there anyone who goes to a trade school who is happy
with the education they are receiving?
Would it be smarter and more cost efficient to enroll in an MA program (the MA program I want to go to is $8,000 without financial aid), and get a job as an MA so I have some experience?
I need some advice as to what direction to go in. I'm afraid to pay for something if I am not getting what I need out of it! I know a lot of people who feel the same way! Any advice would be awesome!