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Financing second degree BSN

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by dalik1 dalik1 (New) New

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Hello everybody. I would appreciate if anybody knows where to get scholarships for a second degree BSN besides private loans. I heard that there are nursing scholarships, but I have no idea where they are. Contract to work after graduation would be welcome too,

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Are you in nursing school yet? The only time I qualified was after I was already in a program.

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I will be starting Accelerated BSN in May 2017

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How will you be starting May 2017 if you can't finance it?

I had financing issues with my nursing degree going to be my second degree, so I had to go the ASN route. I'm going to take more time but save a butt-load of upfront money.

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Inquiry is about financing that will allow me to avoid student loans. I have an option for ABSN for 1 years and another option for ADN for 2 years. Both options are private. For me, ABSN is more economic even though a little expensive. If I choose the ADN for 2 years, then after do another year for BSN, I should be done MSN or a kind of a specialization that time. So, if anybody knows a kind of scholarship or contract besides nurse corps, let us know. I'm sure other people are interested to know too.

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Buyer beware has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in GENERAL.

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Inquiry is about financing that will allow me to avoid student loans. I have an option for ABSN for 1 years and another option for ADN for 2 years. Both options are private. For me, ABSN is more economic even though a little expensive. If I choose the ADN for 2 years, then after do another year for BSN, I should be done MSN or a kind of a specialization that time. So, if anybody knows a kind of scholarship or contract besides nurse corps, let us know. I'm sure other people are interested to know too.

Could you be more specific. I believe you would get a more comprehensive response if you laid your cards on the table regarding your present ability to work, personal contributions to tuition, etc.

Your ambitions sound complex and require a customized answer but your bluntness whether intended or inadvertent makes you sound very matter of fact as in "just show me the money."

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verene specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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If you are just looking for scholarships and grants google: "nursing scholarships" "second degree scholarships" and the like and you will find a bunch. Many are, unfortunately, not worth applying to. Screening and filling out applications is a lot of work. Your best bet is talking to the financial aid office of the program you have been accepted to about funding options. They are going to know what is and is not available for their students and can point you in the direction of local opportunities. Local, university, or program specific scholarships and grants are ones you are most likely to get because the competition pool is much smaller.

I applied for scholarships on fastweb.com, and also applied to several scholarships only offered to students of my university. Despite all the applications I put out at the time I started my ABSN program I had no guarantees that I would have any scholarships or grants awarded and had to figure out how to finance everything on my own. (Combination of savings, my husband's income, and a private loan). I did ultimately end up with a large scholarship from my university, but it not until well after I started the program.

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Thank you so much. I really appreciated your encouraging input. I will get in touch with my school financial aid. I have the determination; even if I have to take private loans I will because it is worth it. My first degree didn't give me any advantage over those who don't have a university level.

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