I really need some advice. I'm almost ready for nursing school, but the thing holding me back is that my husband is also in school, and expects to graduate in either May or Aug. We both currently work full-time day jobs as well, and have two young children. The thing is, I really would like to quit my job and go to nursing school full time in Aug., but I'm afraid he may not be able to find a job that will pay all the bills right after he graduates, and I will be stuck having to stay at my job! (The mortgage is the biggest one.) The nursing school also has an evening/weekend program, but if I go that route and continue to work, I would never see my family, so that isn't an option.
Does anyone know of a program that assists unemployed, full-time nursing students? I would really like to quit working and get some type of assistance with expenses if my husband doesn't find a good job right away. I just hate the thought of having to work at my current job any longer!
I've been thinking about quitting, even if my husband doesn't get a good job right away, but then we'd probably lose the house! Any help is appreciated.
Nov 10, '07
Quote from nurz2be
WHAT?????????????? OMG that is stretching things WAY OUT of proportion. Maybe this is the case in the school you attend, but there is NO WAY more students fail than graduate. I HOPE you typed that wrong.
Nope, many schools are like this... I am not blowing the statistics out of proportion. The retention rate from start to finish for most schools is low (30%-60%). I encourage the OP to try to find out the retention rate at the schools she plans to attend.
On the other hand, I should mention that some students who fail are given a second chance and are able to return. However, those that are given another chance may wait to re-enter NS. During that time the student will owe the loans. Plus, if one fails twice, most schools will not permit reentry. There are also a number of students who choose not to return. All of the aforementioned contributes to the lower graduation rate compared with entry rate stats (for instance, 40 people enter but only 16 graduate on time from the original 40). Again, I encourage the OP to continue to do her research so she can make informed decisions.
Last edit by SummerGarden on Nov 10, '07