I'm new here and needs lots of advice.
I live in Chicago, contemplating going to school for nursing. The plan is to get the most bang for my buck. This is the plan:
Go to a community college (to save on tuition), complete RN program. (estimated time 2 yrs) Problem: don't know which college is best. Any suggestions?
After completing RN program, getting a license and a position.......
Transfer to a university to complete the RN to BSN program (while gaining experience, money and my degree) estimated time 1yr. Problem: don't know which university to choose
After completing BSN program I would like to obtain an advanced degree in probably anesthesia. (estimated time 2 yrs)
I would like any advice. What are good schools in the city and suburbs? What am I looking for when choosing schools? Also I would like advice on financial aid, tuition reimbursement, scholarships or any hospitals that pay for tuition.
Thanks in advance!