How to fund a RN-MSN education - page 2

Hello to everyone. I have been accepted to one, just one, RN-MSN program that begins in June 2007. I am very excited, nervous, full of anticipation, but more than all these things, I am terrified by... Read More

  1. by   Wgbem
    If there is concern, work and find a program that allows you to work and go to school part time. The organization where you work will then help you pay to go back. It seems to be a cheaper road. Many jobs offer nursing scholarships to assist nurses in going back to school. Also depending on your state, there may be scholarships out there for nursing going on to further their education to teach nursing. You just have to commit to give back a certain amount of time. Not bad and you will have a job when you finish.
  2. by   mvanz9999
    Quote from Dixiecup
    But these days it takes so little to trash your credit I don't know how it is expected for anyone to keep up!

    I know that sounds like a fairly bad attitude but really, they've (whoever they are!) made it so difficult for the normal person to borrow money for anything because of this new "credit score" that's all the rage, it just burns me up!
    "They" are the scammers at FICO. And you're right. Apply for a credit card, and your score drops through the floor.

    The other thing is just the plain astronomical cost of education. The $200+ textbooks and other nonsense have just gotten way out of control.
  3. by   deleern
    New Program at UND RN to MSN, $200 Per Credit.(aprox) and only need to do 20 Credits in the BSN part to go on to the Masters. Check it out. Cost of living much more resonable... yea i know it's North Dakota.

    http://www.nursing.und.edu/grad/index.cfm
  4. by   uscstu4lfe
    an MSN is not worth 100,000. just continue doing bedside nursing!
  5. by   CNM2B
    Quote from Dixiecup

    I know that sounds like a fairly bad attitude but really, they've (whoever they are!) made it so difficult for the normal person to borrow money for anything because of this new "credit score" that's all the rage, it just burns me up!
    Wow! That's a pretty crazy attitude. I'm a 'normal person' and have no trouble keeping my credit score in good shape. Keep in mind, that many employers run a credit check as a condition of hire--I know several NP's who have gone into small practices who had to pass a credit check since they were going to be dealing with practice finances and such. It's not that hard to just pay bills on time!
  6. by   Dixiecup
    Quote from CNM2B
    Wow! That's a pretty crazy attitude. I'm a 'normal person' and have no trouble keeping my credit score in good shape. Keep in mind, that many employers run a credit check as a condition of hire--I know several NP's who have gone into small practices who had to pass a credit check since they were going to be dealing with practice finances and such. It's not that hard to just pay bills on time!
    A couple of medical emergencies with no insurance, need a tooth pulled, son totals your vehicle with $4000 left to pay that insurance won't cover, end up with a judgement on your credit report, even a couple of late payments and you're credit is trashed for seven years.

    Sorry to be so negative but murphy's law seems to always get me.

    I already have my job lined up if I ever get finished!

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