Anybody have Plan B? - page 3
by zeno33 3,085 Views | 33 Comments
I really want to work in a hospital setting So my plan B is hospital administration. That's only if I do not getting into nursing program.... How about you guys?... Read More
- 0Feb 13, '13 by zeno33Quote from lnsjesWow. Thank you for the info!DO NOT have healthcare administration as plan B! Coming from a person with a Bachelors in Healthcare Admin, there are NO jobs out there. The qualifications are almost always 5-10 years experience, and many require some sort of healthcare background such as RN, MA, etc. Take it from someone who was halfway done with nursing, stopped, finished a BS in Healthcare Admin, out of school a year and working as a receptionist, and going back in May to finish my 1.5 years left of nursing school. Luckily, I'm still young and have no children as of yet, so it is very easy for me to go back. I wish I would have known what a crock the healthcare admin major is for entry level graduates. If you don't get in to nursing, try, try try! Good luck!
I am here on F1 visa, so I cannot apply to most state schools. I applied to 2 Private schools, so hopefully it works out.
- 0Feb 13, '13 by stefonee356I have a plan B, C, and D.
-Plan B: Apply to 3 other schools
-Plan C: Apply to a Private School and pay the whopping 20-30k
-Plan D: Become a CNA and work my way up to nursing
Either way nursing is my ONLY OPTION!!! I want this MORE THAN ANYTHING!!!! I have applied to one school and was put on a wait list, which was discouraging, but i am applying to 3 more programs so we shall see. Hopefully I wont have to resort to B, C , or D!!
- 0Feb 17, '13 by lalacb123WOW! I'm utterly surprised at the vast amount of people who don't have a plan b. It's great that many people are focused to get into nursing school, however sitting around waiting until the next semester opens up to apply again isn't the best of ideas. My plan B if I don't get in is to get certified as an EMT (a semester long program) which will give me a leg up when attempting to apply to nursing school and it will also give me an understanding of the healthcare field. Another option is to retake the courses I did not make an A in to boost my gpa and chances to get in next semester. And my last option is to dedicate that semester volunteering which will look great on future applications. Again, this is just my opinion, I feel that you should hope for the best and prepare for the worst. The reality applying to nursing school is that everyone does not get in and it is highly competitive. Good luck to all applicants! Stay positive!
- 0Feb 17, '13 by KatieerinI am still young (24) but I feel there is no plan B for me because, I am married with only one income and a son to care for. Luckily I have financial aid helping me and I REFUSE to take out loans with no promise of immediate hire. I don't have the ambition for another profession and wouldn't financially be able to afford paying for school for a different degree with "retail experience" under my belt. If you didn't know Barack Obama made it to where financial aid only covers up to 8 semester now. with 4 semesters in nursing school alone and a year of prereqs that's insanely close. The word fail is not in my dictionary and I will be a nurse, I will pass , I will graduate, and I will get a job as an RN.
- 2Feb 17, '13 by LadyFree28Quote from Katieerin^WHERE did you get the info where only 8 semesters are "only covered"??? That has been the norm BEFORE our president has been in office. Not to hijack the thread, but once you get out of 8 semesters, you go into another financial aid zone, it doesn't "go away"...You really need to research what you are discussing.I am still young (24) but I feel there is no plan B for me because, I am married with only one income and a son to care for. Luckily I have financial aid helping me and I REFUSE to take out loans with no promise of immediate hire. I don't have the ambition for another profession and wouldn't financially be able to afford paying for school for a different degree with "retail experience" under my belt. If you didn't know Barack Obama made it to where financial aid only covers up to 8 semester now. with 4 semesters in nursing school alone and a year of prereqs that's insanely close. The word fail is not in my dictionary and I will be a nurse, I will pass , I will graduate, and I will get a job as an RN.
I was a freshman in college when you were in middle school..the 8 semesters have been around when you were a junior in high school...they changed it looong ago to push students into the student loan business. If anything, there has been expansion for Pells...I was ineligible for YEARS, (based on the 8 semester rule) then I was able to get them again because of the expansion pushed by the POTUS at double the money that it used to be for a 1/2 time student...if anything, the student loan business and legislative representatives are anti Pell, anti Grant, FYI.
Also, it depends on the school, some still cover up to 15 semesters, especially Bachelor level programs.
When speaking about loans, grants and info, refer to FinAid.gov, which has the requirements, as well as the school your attending, and FACTS.
On the other hand, your plan B may be getting loans if you need to complete school. Even a small one. Make sure you pay the principle, as well as interest. Keep your budget straight. Nursing school tuition is usually 2-3x MORE than the basic prerequisite tuition. Just a perspective on the REALITIES of our dreams...if this is what you want you can plan around the challenges, it makes us stronger. Good Luck!