Published Jun 30, 2019
Hi!I would love your suggestions and help on this topic. I have bachelors degree in psychology but I would like to go back to get a nursing degree. I am 29 years old, married and have two kids with one on the way. I don't have time to waste so I am considering Ameritech. Right now I am in Utah but we will be moving to Texas in 2 years. Right now I have my families help and support, when we move to Texas I won't have any family around.
I would love to choose a traditional university for nursing school but, my time is limited I only have 2 years left in Utah, and I don't have my Physiology or Anatomy finished. Then there is a matter of even getting into a program, everything is so competitive here and again I don't have time to waste. I'm scared that I won't get in to anything even after doing the pre-requisites. Which is why I'm very seriously considering Ameritech, however the stigma behind choosing it and the price tag are my two hold backs.
After asking a nursing friend of mine, she said get it done as fast as possible, no one really cares where you get your RN from.
I would be transferring my RN to UVU and doing my BSN there, because I have a bachelors already my generals are done and they would allow me to do this, after buying some nursing credits that don't fully transfer over from Ameritech. Or I could get my BSN from WGU as well.
HELP!!! I'm so lost and confused
Epidural, BSN, RN
Most of my ADN-RN friends are using an online program to get their BSNs. So-finish your pre-reqs, get into an ADN program ( I think it might be easier to get a job and into nursing school in Texas, but I'm not 100% sure), get a job in Texas, and use your employee tuition benefit to get your BSN online. Then you can do your schoolwork after the children go to bed,or in the morning before they wake up, etc.
WGU is Western Governor's University? They seem to have a good online program. Good luck!!!!!!!
Neo Soldier, BSN, RN
How quickly can you be done with Ameritech, and how much will you owe? Their website states that, "The average nursing program cost is $49,820 for tuition, including fees. You’ll invest 20 months in the program." It also looks like the program integrates general ed classes and nursing classes. You said you took some general classes, will this save you time and money if you get into the program?
The website states, "Top-earners in the field bring home over $104,100 a year, with a median annual wage of $70,000 a year..." This may not be so depending on where you find work.
3 hours ago, Neo Soldier said:How quickly can you be done with Ameritech, and how much will you owe? Their website states that, "The average nursing program cost is $49,820 for tuition, including fees. You’ll invest 20 months in the program." It also looks like the program integrates general ed classes and nursing classes. You said you took some general classes, will this save you time and money if you get into the program?The website states, "Top-earners in the field bring home over $104,100 a year, with a median annual wage of $70,000 a year..." This may not be so depending on where you find work.
So the program cost are $50,000 with everything included (books, fees, tuition, etc). But Utah is pretty cheap when it comes to higher education and going to a traditional school would be about $20,000 or more cheaper.
The program is 18 months, which is the most appealing part because that includes everything. Every other program here I would need at least two semesters of pre-requisites if not 4 semesters. Plus their programs last anywhere from 1 yr to most being 2 years.
$50,000 is pretty expensive. Also, I did some research on this website and it looks like new RN grads are having a hard time finding jobs in the Dallas area. Not sure where you will be moving to in Texas. You definitely need to do a cost benefit analysis on this one. How long will it take you to pay off your student loan? How much will you get paid as a new nurse in Texas? How long will it take you to get a job in Texas? Do you definitely need a BSN to get a job in Texas (sounds like you may need a BSN in the larger metropolitan areas). I would look on the Texas boards for some information. Lastly, is a BSN degree from Ameritech accepted in all fifty states.
Again, the best of luck to you! ?
I graduated from this program (Ameritech) 4 years ago and paid yes, about 50K. Ridiculous. In retrospect I should have been patient and chosen a community college. That said, it does fast track you to your RN and they do provide a quality education. However, they LACK regional accreditation. That causes a lot of problems when you go to get your BSN!
U of U denied me because they didn't consider my credits legitimate. Luckily I found a regionally accredited school that did take my credits from Ameritech. But it was a headache. Going to Ameritech has a lot of hangups associated with it that new students don't consider.
I worked my butt of doing a TON of overtime to eliminate the debt I took on. It was miserable. And I am/was a single person without dependents so I could throw my paychecks toward the debt.
That said, I have an established, professional career and I am happy with the decision I made. Let me know if you want to talk further. Send me a PM or something and I can give you better details.
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