Quote from TazziRN
My daughter wants to be a nurse. We are encouraging her to go through an ADN program only because that way she can live at home without having to worry about where her next meal is coming from. (She is a senior in high school, no savings yet, just started working.) She can't tell me why she wants a BSN, just that she wants to go to the same school her best friend is going to. Best friend will not be going into nursing. I have heard of people going from one ADN program to another for different reasons, but I've never heard of a BSN student being able to switch to an ADN program.
We would not be supporting her completely if she lived at home, but there's a huge difference in paying us $100 rent than 5 times that much in the city, plus having to pay for food and utilities. I don't want to discourage her but I know that if she tries it she will not be able to make it and will end up dropping out. And no, I am not trying to sabotage her. We know what her financial situation is and she would not make it.
That's a toughy. Both my older kids are pretty sure they know more than I do...they may even be right, but I've got a little bit of road wear, so sometimes I have the common sense they lack. Sigh.
I sat down with the boys and made them a budget. One for staying home, one for going it out there on their own. I laid them out side by side and had them go through everything...and equated it to hours worked. This would cost you X many hours to pay for, this would cost you XX hours to pay for...etc.
If she's wanting to do a BSN, that means a lot of study time. So...you might say, okay, add up all the hours that its going to take to pay for everything. Now add on class hours, with four hours study time for every one in the seat (or whatever they say is standard these days, that's what my school says...and in nursing school, it really does add up like that.) After she subtracts the working hours, and the school/study hours, how much time does that leave her to even SEE her best friend?
Don't know if that'd work, but it couldn't hurt!