I graduated from this program woot woot
! And let me tell you......you have to be fluid like liquid and go with the flow. This program is not for you if you cannot be flexible. The word "online" draws people in, but since your classes are online they are expecting you to have everyday of the week available.
At the end of the day, getting through the program is all that matters.
There are students that are willing to break their neck and do whatever it takes to graduate and sit for their NCLEX. I was thankful just to be accepted into the program. So many students are rejected and are not able to get in. I had an instructor who always commented that I appeared withdrawn and distracted. I responded with.....well, lets see how alert you would be after getting off at midnight, then having to be up at 4am to come to clinical; she never said anything to me again. Everyone in my clinical group (except 2) had a full-time job plus children or parents/grandparents that they took care of. Financial Aid should cover, tuition, textbooks, and it maybe able to cover living expenses, especially if it will be your first Bachelor's degree.
There are 2 12hr clinicals scheduled a week with 1 proctor exam day scheduled once every two to three weeks (depends on your exam schedule). You cannot choose your clinical days because they are based on the clinical site, instructor, and in Senior1 and Senior2 your preceptors.