Hi Everyone! So i am currently working as a Nurse Tech (CNA) at a local hospital! I have been working on my Pre-Reqs for the Nursing program at my local community college for the past 3 years and will be finished them this year and eligible to apply for the nursing program in the spring to start in the fall. It is a two year program which means i will be completing it in 2014.
Here's the problem. My boyfriend is in the Coast Guard. We have been long distance for the past two years and will be until he graduates an officer in 2013. Then our plans are to get married and move together wherever he is stationed. It is my understanding that once i start the RN program at my school (if i get in) that i will have to complete it there. I can't transfer to another school near where he is stationed to finish it. is that right? I know that they are phasing out the LPN/LVN but i looked into getting my LPN first since that only takes a year, moving wherever we have too and then doing the LPN-RN program there wherever it may be. I also have thought about finishing up my pre reqs this year and then waiting to apply to nursing school wherever we will have to move however i did not think that would be smart because my pre reqs might not all transfer especially if we have to move far and we also wont know where we will be moving until shortly before we have to go.
I know it makes sense to (if i get in) stay here and finish up that extra year of nursing school however i am trying to figure out if theres any way at alllll i can get my RN and not have to spend my first year married apart considering we will have been long distance for 4 years already at that point.
Any advice anyone can give would be really great i just cant seem to figure out what to do or what is even possible to do!
Oct 23, '11
I'm a military wife and my suggestion to you is to wait to be with him until after you've completed your program of study. If your plan is to get married, do so, but stay where you are and finish your program. You've done 4 years, another year should be a piece of cake - although I know the pain of being apart from your loved one. It's difficult to spend that time apart, but trust me, you will want to stay put and earn your degree. You can take your licensure test where he is though. I have been chasing my RN degree for the past 7 years, 4 states and 4 colleges later, I'm finally going to be starting nursing school this January. I have told my husband that should he get orders, he's going to be doing a geographical bachelor tour. As much as I love my husband, I cannot continue this mouse and cat game. And after speaking to my professors, they also have stated that it's extremely hard to transfer from one nursing program to another.
Best of luck!
Last edit by AshleyAmzing on Oct 23, '11
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