Dear Nurse Beth,
So I am kind of stuck and don't know how to navigate myself out!. I have been in School for my RN to BSN since Aug 2015. This program is fairly new so they keep changing things last minute CONSTANTLY . I work in Pediatrics full time 3 days a week. I go to school on Wednesdays and now my school just told us we have to do specialty clinicals and Leadership clinicals which is 2 separate days. My job will accommodate my school, But won't accommodate my clinicals. If I don't take clinicals it’s an automatic failure.
Here is where it gets difficult. Since 2015 I have been easily going to school and going to work with no problems. I am the sole provider in my home and haven't had any issues thus far. Now because of all this, I can't afford to quit and have to make a quick decision! What can I do?
I already emailed my school to find out what my options are and there answer is there is nothing they can do and that’s the rules. I was thinking about transferring to an online college but I always felt online college looks bad on a resume.
What are your thoughts?
I'm sorry for the spot you're in. It's not easy providing for a family and going to school.
Is there any way you can take out a loan or a grant to help out? Check with your school’s financial aid office. Some grants do not have to be paid back if you qualify.
It would set you back to transfer or try to transfer to a different program. All RN programs require
clinical hours as clinical training is an important part of the program.
There are reputable online schools
, but you have to do due diligence to find them. Either way,
you will need to complete clinicals to finish RN school,
The other option is to temporarily drop out of school. Save up some money and return to school
when you can work part-time or work around clinical hours. Check to see that your credits are transferable.