Quote from McArdle
I would love to get into a nursing program but the community colleges around me make it so incredibly difficult to even be consisdered. I could enroll into a private lpn program and be guaranteed a seat in their next class but their tuitions are at least 20k.
I did find one lpn school that is only 7k and I could start this Jan. However, the drive to and from the school is 2 hours and 20 min each way. I would have to attend 4 days a week. Do you think the drive is doable? That would be 4hrs and 40min of driving each day. I just dont know... I would love to enroll but im not sure if the drive would end up being just too much. What do you guys think? This paticular lpn program is a year long.
No, I don't think that kind of drive is doable for nursing school
. You will burn out so quickly!!!!! Trust me, as someone in a nursing program now, if I had to drive 4 hrs a day I would not be able to pull the grades I need, get the sleep I need, or be alert for clinicals. You will probably have to be at your clinical facitlity at 0630 AM! You are going to get up at 3AM and drive to get there?? That is just ridiculous!!! And think about gas prices! YIKES!
Seriously, I just don't think that sounds like a viable, wise option, IMHO!
What about local BSN programs? What makes the CC programs so hard to get into? What about moving closer the the LPN school? Ya know, by the time all is said and done, the private school might be a great option.