Thanks for your replies. Sorry for the long delay in replying. I've been extremely busy this semester. I appreciate your input into nursing. I have been taking some non nursing courses this Fall semester at Sam Houston. I've been seriously thinking about medical school. However, I am also still leaning back towards the idea of just going ahead and applying to the nursing program at Sam.
The economy is horrifying right now and my husband just got laid off from a great job due to a slow down in the market, so I'm not totally sure I can bring myself to follow the path of medical school. Not when I can go into a masters or doctorate level nursing program in a few years and still make awesome money.
I know that SHSU has changed up their nursing website a little bit to include an extended deadline for Spring, and then one for next Fall that is due by the first week or so of January. I had planned on applying for the Spring semester, but I didn't get my ducks in a row quick enough and missed being able to take the last couple courses that I needed for SHSU's program.
I went to LoneStar as well and unfortunately SHSU doesn't want to take the lower division developmental psych and I'm missing Stats. But I have everything else. So I could still apply for the Fall deadline if I take those courses during the Spring semester.
I think their websites lists the minimum for the TEAS at a 64. I heard it's a pretty tough exam, but I haven't taken it yet, so I don't know what an average score should be.
Their website says their giving preferential treatment to second degree students and those that have completed a min. of 36 hours of pre reqs at SHSU. But I don't think it will be that hard to get in. I took A&P II at LoneStar last Fall I think it was and one of the girls in my class had applied twice and got in both times, but got disqualified because she didn't complete a course in time for the program start, so she was going back a third time to reapply.
I would prefer UT or TWU, but SHSU is much closer to where we live and much more convenient.
Best of luck to you both!
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I wanted to post and see if anyone out there was planning to apply to Sam Houston's BSN program this Fall? Or if any of you are already students there. It's a very new program, so I'm just curious about the quality of the program. Unfortunately it's the closest program to where we live by a long shot. So rather than having to drive 2+ hours each way to the medical center I've decided it's probably the best shot. I would prefer to apply to UT or TWU, but I may not have the choice.
I've debated seriously over the last year about whether nursing is the best career choice with the economy being in a stand still and so many new nurses out there not being able to find work.
What I really want to do is to go on to a Pediatric Nurse practitioner program. I had seriously put some thought into going to medical school, but I just don't know if I can bring myself to pay well over $200,000 for the education and spend the next 10 years in school.
Do any of you regret your decision to go to nursing school? Do you feel that there are better career paths out there right now? Or do you think the economy will eventually right itself and the job situation will get better?
I would appreciate your input!