I am so happy I found this website. I'm looking to change careers to become a nurse, hoping to start school again in the Spring of 2009. Right now I'm in the process of contacting nursing schools in my area to get a feel for the programs, financial aid, that sort of thing.
My biggest question right now is--does it matter what type of school you attend? No matter what school, I'll be taking the same licensing boards, right? I have four options for school. One is a college run by a major hospital, one is a a private school affiliated with another major hospital. There is also a state school that offers BSN degrees. My other choice is an excellent community college. Just looking at price, the community college wins hands down. It's a well recognized school, very well respected in my state.
Should I be leaning towards one school or another for marketability after graduation?