After 8 years of working in a field I hate, electronics, and getting a Bachelors in something I do not want to do, Technical Management, I am hopefully about to start the RN program at MCI in Newport News in January 2011.
I have all my pre-req's except for Chemistry which I start tomorrow. I originally signed up for the Medical Radiography program but after volunteering at the VA Medical Center in Hampton I found that nursing is my true calling. I love working in the OR and ER, I love dealing directly with patients, I love the fact that there are a million RN jobs in my area, and I love the fact that there are so many different directions to go in with the nursing field.
I am just looking for some honest reviews on the program from some current and former students. I have heard a lot of the good and the bad, but with my situation I feel this school is the best choice for me. The price does not affect me because I have the GI Bill, I have no kids and a great husband so I know I can get through it, the fast pace of the classes is relatively similar to the fast paced electronics classes I took for a year in the Navy, and I am comfortable with accelerated classes since my Bachelors is from DeVry.
Also if anyone out there is going to be starting this January I would love to network with you.