Hello! This is one of my first posts here at allnurses but I love to troll the site whenever I have questions and could spend HOURS looking around here. Anyway, I'm 24 yrs old and desperately wanting to get a nursing degree. I've known for as long as I can remember that this is what I am meant to do and it was only matters of money that held me back as long as they have. I want to work in L&D, unless I change my mind between now and then. Ultimately a BSN would be nice but I'll even go for an LVN and work my way up at this point.
Until a few weeks ago I was enrolled in a LVN program at a local community college but unfortunately with only 12 weeks to go they gave me the boot.
It was a bunch of political nonsense but that's another story... I've been placed on a waiting list to finish up at another school but the way the courses are set up I will have to complete both their fall and spring semesters. For over the past year I've been staying with my folks (I have no hubby, no kids) with plans to graduate in July. That obviously did not happen and now I'm in a pickle. With loans pretty much maxed out from not working over the last year I can't imagine asking my parents to cosign on any more for ANOTHER year of school or continue to live at home rent free since they are both near retirement and money is tight.
I don't know much about military nursing but have been reading up on some of the military branch sites. It seems that getting a nursing degree isn't possible without already having your bachelors or being within 2 years of finishing it. Unless I'm missing something. I've seen there's medic type positions which sounds an awful lot like nursing and I would love the experience I'm sure I gain but it's not a nursing degree.
Can anyone recommend how and what branch it is possible to get SOME KIND of nursing degree from scratch? I just can't imagine not being able to go back to school until I meet my dream man and get married and have someone support me through school. With my luck it'll never happen! :chuckle
And with as long as I've wanted this I can't imagine giving this up but don't know how I can afford it financially on my own otherwise.
Also, does anyone know why the TX state board only considers the Army to have "an approved vocational nursing program?" http://www.bon.state.tx.us/olv/faq-E...ment.html#faq8
What military branch has an approved nursing program?
The Army is the only military branch that has an approved Vocational Nursing Program.
Thanks so much!