Hi everyone, hope everyone is having a smoother experience than me. I am so frustrated!!!! I just want to get into a nursing school and get started!!
Is cost something most of you adult students are looking at? I am truly kicking myself, I had it good, was a nursing BSN major at a local university straight out of high school, no hassle, just got accepted right in because of high school grades, etc. I FOOLISHLY dropped out of the program. This was almost 15 years ago. Now here I am a divorced mother of two young children really chomping at the bit to get back in nursing school. I have found this is definitely not a cakewalk trying to get into one now. Now, it's I have to take 75 hours of CNA classes and a NET test for one, or most schools my science classes need to be retaken because it's been so long since I took them before. There is one school in KY I can get right in an LPN program and then bridge over to RN, but the COST is a deterent. I don't know how I'm going to live if all my loan amounts go to tuition, with nothing for living expenses. I am finally, although very reluctant to, just thinking of trying to attend a LPN school, then going on to do an online LPN to BSN program. I don't know how wise that kind of career path would be. I am trying to see about getting in an Accelerated BSN program, but it's the COST of the tuition that is getting me. You can only get so much in loan amounts if you are already a college graduate. My own personal preference is ultimately to have a BSN, but ADN would be fine for a while, this has just become so disheartening. Is there anyone out there who had really hoped to go for your BSN, but because of life circumstances have to settle for an LPN school and then bridge up?
I know you feel disheartened but you cannot look back now! I am a student with two degrees already. Due to life circumstances and finances I am not going to attend an accelerated BSN or MSN program. Instead I am paying cash to attend an ADN program. When I gradate from this program I will transfer to the 4 year University and attend the RN-BSN bridge while working full-time.
It is no big deal!!! People like us who do it differently (choose not to attend an Accelerated Program or a Regular BSN program right away) end up with the same results
even if it takes longer. You need some way to live and survive, right? Do not think about people who have different circumstances who can take a shorter route. Those people are not paying your bills and can probably BARELY
pay their own!
Besides, a former LPN who is a RN is a RN! A RN with an ADN is a RN! A former ADN RN with a BSN is still a RN! Get the picture? Think positive, be positive, and you will eventually reach your goals.
Last edit by MBARNBSN on Dec 29, '06
Thank you MBA2BRN for your post, I REALLY need a boost of positive thinking right now. By the way is that picture of YOU? That is a stunning pic!
But back to the subject at hand, I am SO frustrated. Now it's getting to the point I just want to get IN somewhere. I was shooting for an ADN school at a community college (again tuition costs being a big factor), but now I'm having other ideas. I know I ultimately want to get my BSN so I am wondering if really financially it might be wiser to get my LPN at a local community college that's even closer than the other community college with the ADN program I have been hoping to get into, because of it's tuition costs and slightly shorter length of time to complete, and THEN go straight on to complete an online BSN. The whole time frame of things to reach my ultimate goals is frustrating in that aspect though, but oh well, what can you do. Any thoughts anyone?
Last edit by cajjj on Dec 29, '06