I just found out my boyfriend is likely taking a post doc position at NRL in DC and I have no idea what to do!
I was going to start a nursing program in Tampa, Florida but obvioulsy the plan has changed.
I did some searches for RN programs in the DC area but I have no way of knowing which locations are reasonable due to commute, distance, etc. Please tell me what is reasonable, I also need to check ASAP to make sure I have the pre reqs for whichever program I will be applying to there.
I already have an AA from college here and could go into a 4 year program if that's all that is available but I would actually prefer to go into a CC ADN program because it's more likely that I have the pre reqs completed already and they seem to be a semester or two shorter on average here and his position is for 2 years only, I'd like to finish as close to that time as possible.
So, in short and despite my rambling, please give me somei nsight on DC programs and if you have any advise, where I owuld and would not like to live with with my young children and can still commute around DC easily for both of us.
Thanks sooo much!:spin:
HI again: I had lived in DC itself for 6 years and there are a lot of very nice neighborhoods and close to the metros. UDC is close to the metro, (Van Ness station), Georgetown in accessible by Bus and if you are a student there are various points throughout the city, even in VA (Rosslyn metro station area) that have a free shuttle service to the University. Howard University also has a nursing program, but I have heard that thNCLEX pass rate is very low compared to other schools. I went to CUA (Catholic University and found it to be challenging academically (I had already had a previous degree), but to be a very good school. I passed the NCLEX on the first try. I would take a look at the schools that you have some interest in and look up the wesites. DC and the MD/VA area are great. DC is a fun city to live in, very diverse. It is expensive to live in DC, the suburbs like Montgomery and Prince George's county in MD are a little less expensive. You really need a car if you live in MD or farther out i VA. I do not need a car and I have lived in DC for 6 years. I just moved to VA because I got married and live in Arlington and still do not need a car. Depending on where you go to school would depend on accessibility. Good Luck and hope you have a safe move. In addition there are waiting lists for some CCs in VA and MD that some recent grads have told me. I graduated in 06
Last edit by RNNPICU on Nov 12, '07
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