Forgive me if this gets long but I need some advice from others...
I applied to a community college to get into their 3 yr BN program. (A program that they aren't even accepting new applications at this time as they have enough applicants to fill seats for 2013, 2014, 2015). This October I got the letter offering me a seat in the program to start in August 2013. I've wanted this for so long and now I finally have the letter in my hand. Great right? Except about 6 months ago the husband and I moved 2hrs away for his new career. Accepting the seat for this program would mean me moving back and attending school and him commuting 3 1/2 hrs for work. He works 2-3 days a week so he'd stay out here for the days that he's working and then come back to the city on his off days. Which means I'd need to find a place to live in the city, and btw. school, studying, and his schedule we worry that we'll never see each other and what kind of stress that would put on our marriage. But if I went and did 3 yrs I'd finish mid 2016.
Where we live now they have a community college that offer a 2 yr LPN program. I am in the process of applying for this but it's a 1 1/2 yr wait to get in. In the meantime I could start taking (a&p1, a&p2, medical microbiology, sociology, nutrition). If
I got accepted into the program I'd finish mid 2016 as well.
Being an LPN isn't a bad thing, and there are jobs here for LPN's but there are way more opportunities for RN's, and in the same amount of time (when you factor in the wait to get into the LPN) I could be finishing with my BN vs. my LPN.
There is always the option to take the LPN and bridge at a later time however I'd have to go through 2 yrs to get my LPN, work minimum of 1 year, and then apply to get into one of the the LPN to BN bridging programs for 2 more additional years of schooling. (one of 2 of the schools
that offer this only accepts 6 students per year).
I'm 31, and currently my husband and I don't have any children.
I know me moving back and the husband commuting (time apart) isn't ideal but feel like it would be a short term sacrifice (3yrs in the grand scheme of things) in the long run. He is VERY supportive of me going to school for nursing, but we are both nervous about what the time apart and stress of school will do.
I know no one can make this decision for me but if you were in my shoes what would you do?
*as a side note, I wouldn't be working while going to school. While we'd have to budget and money might be a bit tight finances are not something that worries us.