Re: Greetings from Oregon!

  1. Hi all! I'm in Portland OR and currently thinking about changing careers from the event industry to going back to school for my BSN. I'm hoping to work full time for a year, while taking my pre reqs, and then applying next year for OHSU's accelerated BSN program. My question is this - Since the program is full-time with no time for a part time job, does anyone have suggestions on how to make that work? I plan on applying for student aid/loans, but am not sure how money for rent/food plays into that. Would I have to get a bank loan??? Just wanted some advice from people who have been in the situation before.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnureses. You posted to in the introductions forum to a thread that was over two years old. I moved your post to the Oregon forum, so perhaps you'll get more advice, I hope you don't mind.
  4. by   tofutti
    Hi Christy,

    Yes you can get student loans to cover your cost of living expenses too. The loans can be through a federal student loan program or a bank or wherever you like.

    Well worth it for an accelerated program, I would think!
    :wink2:
    Tofutti
  5. by   MomBSN
    You may want to check out some of the loan forgiveness programs as well. Some of the hospitals-nursing schools have established these programs....believe Providence is one. Also, at one time...OHSU paid for its employee's education...maybe worth looking into.

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