I've started to re-think my career in law (2008 graduate/ barred/ not practicing in the traditional sense). Health -care has always interested me so I'm exploring a possible switch to nursing school from non-profit work. NVCC seems like the right choice in terms of cost and what I am looking for out of a program. However, I am very confused and hoping someone can illuminate some things for me.
I am a DC resident (sad since I lived in VA from 2003 to 2010) and cannot (since this is not my first degree) claim in state tuition. How much does the program cost from beginning to end for an out of state student? How much can you borrow in terms of Stafford Loans? I ask b/c if I am do this full time, I will not be able to work and I will need money to survive and pay rent, etc. I am hoping to be able to save as much as I can but I am not sure how much extra I will really need.
Are there any pre-reqs I can take now that will transfer over if I get accepted? I actually think I will have to take those HS classes over since I do not believe I recieved a C or better (I was a horrible math/ science student in HS). Is there anything I can get out of the way now?