Hi, here is the deal. I have been a police detective/officer for 20 years and I am about to retire. I have been taking my pre-reqs for the local community college and now I have been told it will be a 3 year wait to get into the program. I have one more class before I can even take the HESI II test and that only lasts for two years. With a 3 year wait, I will have to pay to take the test again...it is just so frustrating! I want to continue helping people in the community and I am very interested in nursing, however, is it really worth the wait? Basically, it will be 5 years before I am able to practice nursing and that is at the top of the demand for nursing (according to national stats).
Please let me know if perhaps there are PRIVATE colleges that are worth the triple cost of the community college programs!