Hi Everyone, I am just curious as to your thoughts on this... I am currently taking a CNA class (doing very well), and start clinicals on monday, but i really want to go to nursing school to be a L&D nurse, I am not sure what path to take..... I have 3 young kids, and I am wondering if I should wait it out a while until they are all in school, or try to get into a nursing program now. I am not sure about the pre-reqs for ccri, and how the whole waiting list works...so i am not too sure where to apply, St. Joe's or CCRI, can someone please explain to me the pro's and con's of both programs,.
.. ANy advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks alot:heartbeat
May 17, '09
welcome. i think after you decide which school you want to attend, despite having small children you should take some classes, even if its 1 at a time. by the time your done with your pre-req's then you can reevaluate your situation, (your children will be a little older). i hear st. joes has a wonderful program its very hands on. yes you graduate with a diploma, but it doesnt matter if you dont want an advance degree. it all depends on you. and there are some universities or colleges that accept diploma to get into there programs ( example northeastern university in mass)
and they offer bsn/ms in just 2
years full time. there are many others.
i am taking my pre-req's at ccri almost done, but may transfer to ric in the fall. ccri just again updated their requirements, i cannot open the file but the link is below:
"i wish to apply to the nursing program in the application periods that start february 2 and may 26. what criteria will be considered for potential admission to the program?
- in addition to the admission requirements, applications will be considered through a competitive process and includes the following criteria:
- exceptional (b or above) grades in biol 1010, biol 1020, and heal 1060
- cumulative gpa (2.7 or better)
- accuplacer reading score of 90 or above
- teas test scores of 50th percentile or above "
i hope this helps. i myself have 2 small children. one is now in school and i am glad i started. good luck in your decision.
Last edit by crazensweet on May 17, '09