Why aren't there more evening/weekend nursing programs? It seems you can only find these in big cities. With there being such a shortage you would think some colleges would have come up with better ways to achieve the degree. Not everyone can leave their job and not everyone wants to take out student loans. I have many friends who want to get a nursing degree but it is not feasible for them to quit their day jobs to go to school (mortgage, kids,car notes and other obligations). I knew what I wanted to do and made plans so that I could get my degree (renting out my house and staying with a family member instead, applying for scholarships
(5 of which i got)). If anyone knows of any programs, regardless where they are located, can you please let me know so that I can pass the word on. Thanks
Mar 15, '03
This is really quite simple. It is Because they are catering to the traditional fulltime college student and he/she typically is NOT earning a degree AND a living, putting food on the table for a family in so struggling. Until they realize the non-traditional adult learner brings a lot fo $$$ in, they won't bother. I find it very exciting all the increasing online opportunities there are, however. It will come to that more and more. When they realize the demographic they are dealing with; the average age of RN students is 33-34 years old, they will come around more and more. $$$ rely on this. Money always talks, especially in universities/colleges. It's the name of their game.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 15, '03