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Just joined this great website. I'm been working in some capacity in hospitals for the last 12 years. At 47, I'm deciding to go to nursing school. Starting Jan. 31st at San Diego City College. Got some pre-req's. to get out of the way, but shouldn't take too long. I'm trying to figure a way to support myself through nursing school as I've heard it's almost impossible to work while doing any sort of clinical rotation. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I'll be checking back frequently. Thank you all for any advice. Take care.
Congratulations on your decision to go to nursing school! I lived on student loans and working part time to get through school. I pay my student loan payment every month without a problem because this was the only way I could make it. I was raising 3 kids on my own and going to school. I applied for every single scholarship
I could also. I applied for the single mother scholarship (I was a single father) and believe it or not ... I was awarded .... of course, they took issue with the fact that I was a man, but after my appeal, they approved me.
I also asked for help from community agencies when I needed it. I had paid into the system my entire life and felt no guilt or problem asking for help while I was in nursing school. I knew that in the end, my contribution back to the community and society in geneal would more than make up for what I asked for. In most cases, community agencies were very helpful. After I graduated, I volunteered hours to some of these agencies and even help set up free health clinics for some of them.
It can be done. There is an excellent book out there called Follow your heart, the money will come
.... I think that is the title. It is about following the direction of your heart and things work out .... I am a firm believer in that.
Whatever the case, believe in yourself and keep your eye on the goal .. it can be done. Good luck to you.