I am a career changer - looking to leave marketing and enter the world of nursing. I have a BA degree already but I don't want to do an accelerated BSN program (due to finances and not being able to work during the accelerated BSN program). So, I was looking to enter Essex County College's evening RN program (where I'm taking A&P I Spring 2009 and then Chemistry over the summer.
However, now I'm looking into Mountainside's diploma program. I believe I'll be able to start Fall 2009 (instead of Spring 2010 at ECC). I'll be able to transfer some of the classes in (or do them before) so hopefully, all I will have to take are the nursing courses
So, now I'm trying to decide which one to go for (even though I can apply for both, I guess).
ECC will be considerably cheaper (I believe) but I would start a semester later. I would also get another associates degree at ECC...
I heard that in order to do a diploma - BSN (which I want to get eventually), the diploma at Mountainside would only transfer to NJCU or Fairleigh Dickinson..not cool (even though I would totally go to NJCU).
Has anyone considered going to both and chose one of the other? If so, what prompted you to choose one over the other. I heard both programs are really good..
Any input would be appreciated!!