I need advice!
I currently have a Bachelor's degree (GPA 3.33) in a non-nursing field. I have had a calling to the field and really need some guidance. I would have to take all of the science prerequisites for any program that I apply for. My ultimate goal is to become a CNM but I see that as a goal for 10 or more years down the road and would like to work as an RN for at least 5-7 years prior to starting any Doctorate work.
As I see it, I have two options.
1. Go for my associates degree and work as an RN, spending less than $15,000 total.
2. Go to the U of MN (or Metro State University), take all of the pre-requisites at nearly $500/credit, and pray that I am accepted to one or the other Entry-Level Master Programs, spending over $50,000.
I am confident that I will do well in the prerequisite courses (3.8 GPA or above) but I'm just extremely nervous that if I take the courses at the U of M and then do not get accepted into the program...I've really wasted thousands of $$. HELP!! I am certain this is my path in life and I'm 100% dedicated to it.