paying for nursing school and etc.

  1. Advice for soon-to-be nursing student,
    I'm applying to nursing schools in metro areas including NYC, Seattle, and San Francisco. My concern is I don't have a job or a car. I'm anticipating taking out lots of loans. I am looking at accelerated, full-time BSN programs. I'm just nervous that I will not be able to afford school w/out maintaining a job. Has anyone started off school in a new area on just loans alone? How does one eat, get around, and live off on their own without a job?????
    Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated!!!!
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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    I worked my way through nursing school with a series of jobs -- sometimes 2 or 3 at a time! I started out without a car, but I sure put a lot of miles on my bicycle! It took me five years to get my BSN, but it was worth it!

    In Seattle, where I live, you can get around with a bike or on the bus. Bike's better, in my opinion. But it does rain a lot here! If you get a job at the UW, some of your UW tuition may be paid and that will help. I had to have a car where I went to school -- clinicals were 30 - 40 miles away from school -- but that's not the case here.

    I suppose you could get by on just loans, but the less you have to pay back later, the better off you'll be in the long run. Just my opinion, of course.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I don't know anyone who got by on loans only.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I don't know anyone who got by on loans only.