I'm thinking about going into an ABSN program or a non-nursing bachelors to APN program after finishing my BS in kinesiology this semester. I'm looking at a couple of options for both, but I'm leaning more towards ABSN to start with. I eventually want to work towards an APN, but I think ABSN will get me an idea of what I will be getting myself into, before I commit to a grad program that will cost me a ton of cash. Also, I've heard hospitals will sometimes reimburse you partially for tuition for grad school when you work there.
That being said, the schools I'm looking at are freaking expensive. The main one I'm considering is 46K. I'll have only 6k or so in loans to pay back from my current BS, and that was for four years. They want 46K for 15 months! I think it's a little outrageous, but maybe this is relatively normal. What are all of your experiences with cost of ABSN programs? Any suggestions on what I should do?