Okay so here's my situation, currently. I live in Southeast Ohio, near Washington State Community College, Belmont Community College, Ohio University-Zanesville, and I am within an hour and a half of COTC-Newark Campus.
Here's the deal, I hold my MA in leadership and BA in business management, organization. I am 13 classes away from an ADN/R.N.(plus the NCLEX test of course) and I am trying to decide which route is the BEST. I 'must' work at least part-time, if/when I would get to the point of when I have to do clinicals, etc. I also am an STNA and work in a nursing home third shift, might I add. At any rate, most recently, I applied to COTC-Newark Campus, because I 'thought' some coursework would be online, such as some of the A&P, Chem coursework. However, I am seeing that summer semester will require me going to campus. Not that that is a bad idea, but this college has no waiting list and so, they require me to take an entrance exam entitled TEAS test to get in, which does NOT guarantee me a spot in the program, as I've been advised that my TEAS exam scores and my background education and gpa, etc. will all be considered. I can take and retake the TEAS exam as many times as I'd like-of course at $50 each time(LOL), and try to bring up my scores as high as possible, contributory of this(each time will erase the prior, as they will go with most recent scores). I am wondering if I have selected the right school, at this point as I'm not sure the best route to do what I seek to do. I attended a nursing informational session, where we all were informed that we should also apply for the LPN program(should I, is MY question?)?! The instructor was advising that we should all have a back-up plan in case we aren't accepted into the program.
The earliest I can even be 'looked at' for possible admittance to the program would be September 1, 2013 thereby leading to January 2014 being my earliest point to start the program. I would like to get started in a program ASAP. I graduated with my MA at a 3.53 gpa from Malone University and I can obtain letters of reference for any school. Again, at COTC, the TEAS exam is the main thing. I have so much coursework already, that that is why I only need 13 courses. Oh, yes and also let me mention that when I look at program pre-reqs, my main things are A&P I/II, as well as chemistry and microbiology. Once in any nursing program, I have met most all requirements of 'side course work'. It is possible that I need an Algebra course, it just depends on the particular school, as I have had algebra already(sigh).
I guess I am hoping to gain some insight from somewhere/someone as to maybe something I have not thought of? I had thought of Ohio University-Zanesville, but quite honestly-their waiting list of 2-3 years is what steered me away. At this point in my life at the age nearing me of 40 and having already had all my other education, I am just wanting to get in, do it and be done, and I have a great educational track records grade-wise along with references and of course, many courses that are requirements in the right direction.