CRNA hopeful seeking advice!!
I am a single mother of 2 who has worked very hard to put myself through nursing school
. I have been practicing as an LPN for about a year now and last month I finally graduated from the RN program with a ADN!! Yay!!...Right?? You would THINK that, this should make a person soar. But instead, for me it has meant that it is time to make some pretty big decisions about my future and the best paths to take. Now instead of enjoying this moment I have become overwhelmed with upcoming decisions that must be made for my long term career goal to become a CRNA. I have decided to go back to school in spring of 09 and I really dont know the best road to take. I have heard from many nurses in the hospital that attaining a ADN to BSN online is the smartest way to go if you want to continue to work. I know I will be working (a lot). Hoping to get a job in an ICU to begin attaining critical care experience needed for admission into a CRNA program. Problem is I am sure that I would do better in a university type setting if working less was an option. But because I need to work more online in some ways seems like the better choice.
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My Question (or questions I should say) :
Can anyone give me some feedback on the online progression if they have done it while continuing to work. Did you attend a university type setting prior to online courses? How did the two compare and were you happy with your decision to attend class online? Or if there are any negative stories or if I could have done this different I would have situations can you please share? I am really nervous about the whole thing.....want to make the right decision. Help!