I am so confused as to what to do as far as an education. I graduated from high school in 2010, and went to Illinois State University for three semesters. By the time 3 semesters were over, I was very much in debt and had taken almost all english classes, when I realized I did not want to work in that field. So I moved home for a semester and attended Illinois Central College for one semester wayyyy part time, then got a full time job and my own place and went 9 hours of gen-eds at ICC both semesters this year. I should be a senior next year, but because I screwed around and took non-gen-eds I am so far behind. I am getting my CNA this summer and plan to work as a CNA through nursing school, which I've heard is really hard...
My question is this; I was planning to get my ADN at ICC, which means I'll take more gen-eds full time the next year then do the ADN program for 4 semesters with them. This is ideal because I will still be going full time, but it will be easier with having all other classes out of the way. I would then get my adn-bsn hopefully right away as a nurse.
However, I hate the thought of 6 years in school for an associates degree. Methodist is nearby and I have considered applying there for spring 2014. I should get done at the same time, but I've heard it isn't a great school, and it would be more classes, which makes it hard with my cna.
OSF St. Francis nursing school is my ideal school, but I would need at least one, maybe an extra semester of gen-eds since it is a bsn program. But,at this point, is 6.5 years any worse then 6 years?
I'm sorry this is so long, but if anyone has any suggestions PLEASE feel free to leave them. I just really want to join the workforce, but will willingly admit I hate the thought of only having an associates degree. I know that sounds bad, but I admit it...