Sorry for creating a new thread, but I think my situation is unique enough to warrent it.
I am interesting in pursuing a career in nursing. Like many others here I am a returning student. I have a B.A. currently, but I have completed several science/math related courses (I started out as a B.S. major)
I am a U.S. national, but living/working abroad. I'm recently married, and my wife and I are currently waiting for her 'green card' paperwork to process. I mention this because it controls the timing on when we can relocate to the U.S. It could be as short as six months, it could be a year or more.
My ultimate goal is to eventually become a Nurse Practitioner. We would like to start a family soon, and have the wait for a green card. I'm also worried about health care during the transition between careers/countries. While my wife reads and writes English fairly well, I'm afraid her verbal abilities would limit her job options in the states until her language abilities improve. (I'm mostly to blame for this, as we speak Japanese at home)
From the Acc. BSN Programs all have pre-reqs, and though I meet some of them for the various schools
I've looked at, I don't meet all of them. I would require 1-2 semesters to complete/redo (too long out of school) various courses before entering the program.
The 2nd Bachelors programs are 3-4 years? All would require expensive out-of-state tuitions. (The Acc. BSN programs seem to be all flat-rate? I may be mistaken.)
For an ASN, I worry about waiting lists to enter, then the additional 2 years of school + the extended educational path to my ultimate goals.
Wow, looking at this, I don't know if there is any help for me, but its starting to cause me a bit of stress, and would appreciate any input.