Hi all, I was hoping to get some advice on which direction to take from those who have already gone through nursing school. I have been interested in the RN program for a while now and have been taking night classes after work at community college to meet general requirements. I was recently laid off and have not been able to find another job so I have decided to ride the unemployment wave (for the first time in my life) and get through school as efficiently as possible BUT I hit a fork in the road.
For the first time ever, I'll be able to dedicate myself to school full time and want to make the most of it. If I stick with the community college I am already at, the 5 classes I need to complete can be done next year (2013), then I assume I can apply to the program after that but I have also checked on a trade school in so-Cal (WCC) and am wondering if I should try that way? It's more expensive but I was told it's a shorter/faster program. Does anyone know if the hospitals prefer one graduate over the other? Or think I was getting a sales pitch ? I would prefer advice from fellow students as sometimes the school counselors seem to be out of the loop..
Any help offered is much appreciated/needed..