I realize someone has to be the "guinea pigs" for any
brand new nursing program
, but it sure wouldn't be me.
Also, in this day and age, I don't see how anyone can justify paying tuition (esp. expensive tuition!) for courses/credits that won't transfer to any other school. Once one has an ADN and license, continuing on to complete a BSN is not
a big deal (compared to getting licensed in the first place). I've known lots of nurses over 40 who have continued their educations -- I had a boss once, in a state job, who was within a couple years of retirement
who was working on a BSN in her free time (it wasn't even going to do her any good professionally (given the limited amount of time she was going to continue working) -- she was just doing it for the personal satisfaction). There are kazillions of BSN-completion programs out there that are extremely "user-friendly" -- designed for nurses working full-time, reasonably priced, many on-line ...
Plenty of nurses start out thinking that they're always
going to be happy doing bedside nursing and they're never
going to want to return to school, but, a few years later, things start to look a lot v. different ... As you gain more experience and exposure in the larger world of nursing, you'll see lots of interesting jobs that require a BSN (or, at least, having one would make you a much more competitive candidate). You may even decide you want to go to graduate school (plenty of nurses in their 40s, 50s, even older, do
I have no personal feelings pro or con about ITT, but please
think v. carefully before committing to a program in an expensive proprietary vocational school, esp. a brand new program. I think it's a big mistake to choose
to close off any future career options for yourself, esp. in a field with as wide a range of options as nursing offers -- options that you won't really appreciate until you've been "out and about" in nursing for a while.
Best wishes for your journey!