Quote from Big_Mike
The school is nonprofit. the cost to attend is 80,000 for the whole program but I get 10,000 dollars worth of financial aid grants. therefore I need to borrow 60,000 grand to attend.
Don't go 60k in debt for a BSN. You'll make a dollar an hour more at most. You need your BSN for large teaching hospitals, but they will usually hire you with an ADN as long as you are enrolled in a transition program. You can do the whole thing online and the Hospital will help you pay for it. My whole ADN program costed less than 10k (I was in district and lived at home but still you get my point).
This probably isn't the most ethical idea, but if your not sure, and you know you can't get into an ADN program (they are usually more competitive) try using your financial aid and going for a semester. You might like the work once you start clinicals and learning skills. Volunteering won't give you an idea of how nursing will be, but then it's really not like school does either.
Some ADN programs have guaranteed admission if you score high enough on HESI or ACTs. If you're a good test taker and just not as great at sciences that may help you.
Nursing is not something you can do just for the money, your have to want to do it. If you drop out of the program after you take loans your stuck with debt and no degree. So if you pay for this program you had better know you will finish it (and I don't care what everyone else is saying I thought A&P was the hardest class I ever took). You can always get a job at a non-profit or rural hospital to get a big chunk of your debt forgiven.
Complete Guide to Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses | Student Loan Hero
If youre willing to work in underserved populations you can get a lot of your debt forgiven, also take as much government loans as you can. Private loans are harder to get rid of. Also remember if you don't pay back your student loans you can be reported to the nursing board.