I have been a nurse for 18 years and was educated in the state of MD, but now live in S.Central PA. My daughter is exploring different nursing programs and I'd like any info. You'd be willing to share about your program. She definitely wants an RN program. She is undecided about ADN, Diploma, or BSN at this point. We are just looking for a program that would be a good fit for her. She is 17 and will be graduating in 2006, so we're just really starting to look at schools now.She has so far expressed interest in Jefferson at Gesinger, HACC, York College, Lancaster General, Bloomsburg, Reading Hospital, and MT. Aloysius College. Unless, she goes to HACC, she'd like to live on campus. I know many of the hospital schools no longer have dorms, but if you know of a hospital program that has nearby housing, PLMK. Thanks so much in advance. We're just trying to get a feel where to look and what to skip. (for example, she's a B/C student and we're not wealthy so U of Penn is not an option, etc.)
Feb 25, '05
I grew up a few miles from Mt. Aloysius. It is a good school that will prepare her well. It is also a reasonably priced program in a serene setting without too many distractions to keep one from their work. Of course, it is farther away from home than the other programs she is considering. I don't know if that's an issue. I wouldn't overlook any school due to finances, though. U of Penn is highly selective, but they are so well endowed that once they offer admission to someone, they are typically able to provide lots of assistance to finance that admission. If she is qualified, I think she should go ahead and apply.
Last edit by mercyteapot on Feb 25, '05