I'm a single fulltime father who works fulltime. By the time I'm an RN, I'll be able to do things much easier due to different types of shifts (3x12's, etc.), but for now, I'm doing what I can to get done with the AAS/ADN.
I've read a bit about Excelsior and other online options for colleges. My current "desired" route would be to become an RN through traditional community colleges. However I'm finding that the hours their programs run, may preclude me from doing that.
For those in the application process, has anyone ever felt that anything other than traditional schooling experience mattered as far as acceptance into the program goes? Or were all RN's considered equal in that aspect?
I'm planning ahead and very serious about finishing schooling and becoming a CRNA one day, so I wanted to make sure my choices in schooling options reflected that ambition.
I feel that otherwise, by the time I had my BSN and CCU/ICU experience, I'd be a fantastic candidate. The only thing I won't be able to go back and change though, is where I went before I passed the NCLEX-RN..
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it's more about GPAs and real life critical care experience and personality more than the initials of where you got your start at.