Around 10k, books 3k, and gas and hotels about 2k. It was about 15 months and I saved while I was working as an LPN and my parents helped out for some of the things. I am working on my BSN and I pay as I go.
It pays to have a 4.0 yay!!!! I want to start working as an RN when I get licensed but my ultimate goal is to be a Nurse Practitioner.
Keep Calm and Dream on
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Oct 29, '13
You've got to look to your own situation and do what's best for you.
Hell, there are people attending Chamberlain's expensive a--s RN program but some students are able to get the degree without drowning in debt.
My bridge will be about $16,000. I'm going 'diploma' again. I have about $13,000 in GI BILL benefits. I'm going to pay the diff out of pocket. Initially, I wanted to pocket the money but...the thought of going back to community college and all the hoop-jumping to get into a degree granting nursing school?
I just can't do it. I'm a second careerist and I just want everything completed...yesterday. If you understand the feeling.
I do plan to CC+bridge to an online BSN later. For now, I just want to be an RN.
Nov 1, '13
My LPN-to-RN (ASN) bridge program was $23,500 for students who needed to complete all prerequisite courses through the school.
I was able to transfer the majority of the prerequisite classes that I had previously completed at a local community college, so I ended up paying about $19k.
I paid for the schooling by working 32 hours per week while attending school. I also used federal student loans.