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community school vs state school

  1. 0 hi everyone! I am currently in the middle of figuring out what school I should go to for fall of 2012. I am at Hamline University in MN right now but they do not have a nursing program!money is kind of an issue so my choices I have are Normandale community college and Minnesota State, Mankato...I'm kind of looking for the fastest way to get my BSN!!! and to also try working along the way.. I really do not know which school will better prepare me for becoming a would really help to hear from people who are in the field and know what matters when applying for a job! can't wait to hear what you have to say...thanks!
  2. Visit  jbeerling profile page

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    Joined Jan '12; Posts: 2.

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  3. Visit  brillohead profile page
    With money being an issue, I would recommend getting an ADN from a community college, then getting your BSN afterward. In my area, local hospitals and LTCFs are hiring ADNs, and all also provide tuition-reimbursement towards the BSN courses. It's going to cost me less than $10K (including tuition, books, fees, etc.) to get my RN via ADN, and then the BSN will be free with tuition reimbursement.
  4. Visit  RN2BKS profile page
    Did you apply already? I applied to a couple of schools in MN, I applied to ADN and BSN because I want to get in to whatever I can. In the end I would like to have my BSN and go from there but like Brillohead had mentioned, your work could help you pay for it as well. Apply to a few of each and see what happens?
  5. Visit  jbeerling profile page
    i am only in my second semester at Hamline and the whole nursing thing is my backup plan to becoming a surgeon. I've applied to several colleges with nursing programs in general but not specifically nursing programs because I do not meet the application requirements currently.I know I want to do something in the medical field but paying 20,000$ this year was a waste and my parents won't let me forget it. I've been taking pre-med classes which don't seem to help a lot with a BSN.
  6. Visit  RN2BKS profile page
    Pre-med sounds awesome! Why don't you go to a community college or cheaper University and take the rest of your pre-med classes? I WISH I would have done that from the start! Good luck with everything!

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