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Am I CRAZY?!

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CER022512 CER022512 (Member)

I just looked back on some of my old posts, and it's funny how much my plan has changed from month to month. Sometimes I feel like I am going to come across every obstacle possible before I can actually breathe a sigh of relief and say YES! I'M AN RN!!!!

Back to reality. So, I just got back from Herzing Orlando's Nursing Info session. I was very excited about this program because they do not technically require that every pre-req be completed before applying (basically, you can still be accepted into the actual "Nursing" program as long as you finish the pre-reqs before starting), and also, the advisor told me today on the phone that I would be able to start nursing classes this May. This sent me over the moon because I have been so depressed that, due to several hiccups in my nursing plans, it seems like the earliest I would be able to start with most other programs around here is Jan. 2012! But, of course, during the info session she announced that the open spots for May are now taken, and the earliest start date is now September 2011. Disappointing, however, still better than my other options. Anyways, as I was listening to the Director of Nursing describe clinical schedules, it dawned on me- I AM SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING MARRIED IN FEBRUARY 2012 :uhoh3:. How in the HECK do I think I am going to set a wedding date and actually ATTEND my wedding, if I don't even know if I will be available, due to the ever-changing CLINICAL SCHEDULE???!!! Forget about a honeymoon, that's not even an option!

Is it crazy for me to postpone my wedding until I graduate (approximately November 2013)? Or is it the best idea I've had so far? It's so depressing to think of having to postpone the day I've looked forward to for so long (we've already been engaged 8 months), but it's even more depressing to think of postponing my :nurse:ing dreams AGAIN. I need advice!

(I do realize there are MUCH bigger problems out there in the pre-nursing world, but I just figured I would see if anyone has had a similar situation. thanks pre-nursey friends!)

hey there!

i'm kinda sad to hear that the slots for may are now all taken! i was set on going into that class but my car keys got stolen and i couldn't go the next day to take the teas and get the process started :( . by the way, i say go for your goals and i'm sure he will understand that you want to finish school before planning a wedding...which actually seems to be just as stressful as clinicals lol!

i also came across another post stated that herzing is not accredited through nlnac and i actually verified it through the florida website. i don't even know how i'm going to finance the tuition, but if there's a will , there's a way.

Hi! I know, I was very upset about the May class filling up! I'm not complaining though because starting in September is still a lot earlier than I would be able to start at any of the other schools around here.

As far as the accreditation, the director said in the meeting that the NLNAC is coming to the school in February for the official visit, which I believe is the last step before deciding if they are granted accreditation. I'm not scheduled to actually start classes there until the summer (just for 2 last pre-reqs), so if they do not get accredited by then, I don't think I will go through with it because it's just not smart to graduate from a non-accredited nursing school.

I'm also getting really frustrated with Herzing already because first the whole May class thing happened, and now she's trying to tell me that I have to take College Algebra with them when I already have a Bachelor's degree with FOUR different math classes in it, including Finite Math (same as college algebra) AND statistics! :mad:

I'm with you on the financing thing- it is so expensive! I'm really stressed about it, and I know I'm definitely going to have to take out a loan, which I am not happy about.

My fiance is actually more supportive of me going to nursing school than he is of getting married when we planned, so I'm more worried about the in-laws and my parents reactions to this news! lol

yeah Id skip the wedding, Im a guy though and couldn't care less about weddings lol

I am in a similar boat, but not exactly. My fiancee and I have already been engaged for 2 years, and since I just decided to change my degree, we have decided not to get married for at least 4 years. It is a lot more complicated than that, and mind you I dont really like the idea but I also have to think about our future. When we get married, we discussed having a family, so everything for me points out to post pone the wedding.

Do you go throughout summer classes, you could always have a summer wedding?

PacoUSA, BSN, RN

Specializes in PCU / Telemetry. Has 9 years experience.

hi! i know, i was very upset about the may class filling up! i'm not complaining though because starting in september is still a lot earlier than i would be able to start at any of the other schools around here.

as far as the accreditation, the director said in the meeting that the nlnac is coming to the school in february for the official visit, which i believe is the last step before deciding if they are granted accreditation. i'm not scheduled to actually start classes there until the summer (just for 2 last pre-reqs), so if they do not get accredited by then, i don't think i will go through with it because it's just not smart to graduate from a non-accredited nursing school.

i'm also getting really frustrated with herzing already because first the whole may class thing happened, and now she's trying to tell me that i have to take college algebra with them when i already have a bachelor's degree with four different math classes in it, including finite math (same as college algebra) and statistics! :mad:

i'm with you on the financing thing- it is so expensive! i'm really stressed about it, and i know i'm definitely going to have to take out a loan, which i am not happy about.

my fiance is actually more supportive of me going to nursing school than he is of getting married when we planned, so i'm more worried about the in-laws and my parents reactions to this news! lol

with regards to the first red phrase, wise cookie! take this self-advice and run with it!!! herzing is a for-profit college, i would be wary of schools like this, akin to keiser and everest. their bottom line is all about money, and even the federal government is cracking down on these schools for their high student loan default rates, which could end up jeopardizing their eligibility to receive such $$$ in the future. there shouldn't be any shortcuts when it comes to entering a nursing program. also, are you planning to go on to graduate school? think about how a herzing degree will be viewed on your application. have many of their graduates go on to become nps? and what are their nclex pass rates? i could not find herzing results online. from what i have seen, a reputable bsn program should have ccne accreditation, nlnac accredits mostly associates programs.

with regards to the second red phrase, why haven't you applied to ucf's accelerated bsn if you already have a bachelors? i know it's competitive and a lot more work with prereqs, but you would be done sooner with your bsn with a lot less debt. there is also their basic bsn. you never know if you can get in unless you try!

if your husband is meant to be the one, he will understand, be supportive and stick it out with you! it should be the least of your worries!

with regards to the first red phrase, wise cookie! take this self-advice and run with it!!! herzing is a for-profit college, i would be wary of schools like this, akin to keiser and everest. their bottom line is all about money, and even the federal government is cracking down on these schools for their high student loan default rates, which could end up jeopardizing their eligibility to receive such $$$ in the future. there shouldn't be any shortcuts when it comes to entering a nursing program. also, are you planning to go on to graduate school? think about how a herzing degree will be viewed on your application. have many of their graduates go on to become nps? and what are their nclex pass rates? i could not find herzing results online. from what i have seen, a reputable bsn program should have ccne accreditation, nlnac accredits mostly associates programs. you're completely right. after all the research i've done on schools and different routes to take during the passed 2 years, i feel stupid for almost getting myself $30k in debt for a bad education. i read some online reviews about herzing that discussed the poor quality of education and teachers, and since i do have hopes of receiving a bsn and then becoming an np one day, this school is definitely not the right choice. it was just really appealing because of the short amount of time to get your asn there, plus the fact that i could be accepted as a "nursing" student before finishing the pre-reqs, unlike most schools. guess it's back to the drawing board to pick out another one of my previous 50 nursing plans, lol.

with regards to the second red phrase, why haven't you applied to ucf's accelerated bsn if you already have a bachelors? i know it's competitive and a lot more work with prereqs, but you would be done sooner with your bsn with a lot less debt. there is also their basic bsn. you never know if you can get in unless you try! trust me, this option has been my dream for 2 years because ucf is my alma mater- i've just had a couple of unfortunate setbacks in my plan, and the application deadline is so early (january) that i would not be able to start there until august 2012- i won't be finished with pre-reqs until june 2011. that is, if i receive all a's, score way better on the teas, etc. it is just so competitive. :eek: i actually have never considered the basic bsn- for some reason, i thought that i was ineligible for that because i have a bachelor's already? i will look into it.

if your husband is meant to be the one, he will understand, be supportive and stick it out with you! it should be the least of your worries!

he really is very supportive, so at least i have that going for me! :redbeathe

I know the last posts were in 2010.. but i was curious if you were still planning on attending Herzing in September of this year? I currently go there for A&P 2 and Micro and then start the core in September, so i was trying to find others who are going to go. I'm super excited, but nervous because I know it's a accelerated and very tough program. As to the person who said the credits wouldn't transfer to another school to continue your education, I know that they will, because of a situation I was in with leaving Herzing a few years back due to a moving situation and all my credits from there transferred to a local community college and then moved back and they transferred back to herzing as well..