Quote from vanessa9611
Thank you so much, I dont really know any nurses, so don't really have any advice on which path to take...But, I think I will have better luck, like you said, getting a job as a CNA at a nursing home or in home care services. In the meantime, taking my prerequisites, ..I am wondering if I can take my english and math, etc, online at ccri..? Where do you go to nursing school?? I am hearing alot about St. Joes...My grandmother went there to recover from a stroke a couple of years back,and they were amazing!! Thanks for the help,,,
I know that CCRI does offer some basic classes like English and Math online, so that may work for you! St. Joes is a great school, from what I hear. You could take some of the classes at CCRI and then apply to both CCRI and St. Joes.
I'm in the nursing program at RIC, which is a 4 year bachelor of science program. I guess it ultimately depends what you want for the future; you could work as a bedside nurse with any of the degrees/diploma, but the only way to get into management or to grad school is to have the BSN. If you're set on working the floor on a L&D unit, I would probably try for the CCRI or St. Joes program.
See here http://www.nursingri.com/curric_plan.asp
for the St.Joes curriculum. Like I said, you can take some of the courses (such as Anatomy, Dosage Calc, Psych, etc) at CCRI even before you apply to the school of nursing at St. Joes; or you can apply right away and take all the classes concurrently. But...since you have little kids I am assuming you want to take your time!
If you're interested in the bachelor's program at RIC, you'd have to take more prereqs (ie; 2 chemistry classes, etc) and a bunch of gen ed classes.
So, it's really a combination of factors that determine which school you should go to! Confusing, I know, but please let me know if I can clarify that any further.