I'm 24 years old, and finally able to start my life plan of becoming a nurse. Due to lack of parental support, I've been unable to go to school due to financial aid issues. I just turned 24, so I will no longer require my parents' tax information to receive aid! I live in Northern VA, and have looked into both NoVa Community College and George Mason. I've pretty much ruled NoVa out, as they only offer full time options. Unfortunately, I I do have to work full time to afford rent and bulls, and GMU offers part time. My only fear is that I won't be accepted into their highly competitive program. I was looking at the RN to BSN option since it looks like you can avoid the competitive program. I'm feeling extremely overwhelmed, and am just looking for any advice available.