i am looking for advice on which program would be the most logical in my situation to attend.
i have a bachelors of music and have applied to (schools in houston texas) chamberlain school of nursing, houston baptist university, and houston community college. i have been accepted to hcc where i plan to take some pre requisites i did not meet while gaining my bm.
i already applied to chamberlain and i am currently studying to take the hesi a2 exam before i can learn of an acceptance.
i have already applied at hbu undergrad program and have no idea when i will be contacted to notify me if i was accepted or not. i was told that completing as few as 12 credits will give me preference when i decide to apply to their nursing program.
there are three options that i have if i am accepted to all three. ( not sure of the chances that it will happen)
1. would you advise i take all of my pre requisites at hcc (fall 2011) and possibly complete adn and then transfer to hbu? (expected cost for entire program approx. $5,000 at hcc)
2. start at chamberlain (summer/fall 2011) and complete my bsn in three years?
3. attend hbu (spring 2012) and complete bsn in 4 years?
since this is my second degree i am hesitant to spend $69,000-$79,000 dollars for a second degree.
what would you do in my situation? which has a well known respectable reputation? which would future employers prefer?
thank you in advance for all of your help!
*i currently volunteer at a hospital and i will be applying to cna course during summer of 2011 to start working in a hospital.