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I started looking into a few things for you and I found that Kent State University offers an ADN program at several of their campuses. While only the Kent campus offers student housing, the Tuscarawas campus offers some off-campus housing resources. You can look into it more here .. http://www.tusc.kent.edu/student-life/housing.cfm

I wouldn't rule out attending a community college or a regional campus of a college just because of the living situation. There are usually apartments/houses available to rent around the school. Contact the school to see if they have resources (like I mentioned above) or if they could direct you to someone whom could provide you with those resources. If all else fails .. google it.

Regional campuses sometimes offer the best of both worlds - you get the well known school name on your diploma, but you get the small-private school experiences in the classroom. I go to a regional campus of Ohio University and I feel that I am getting a more personalized education because of the smaller class sizes.

If you are wanting to stay in Ohio, reference the Ohio Board of Nursing website for a list of schools/programs within the state. http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/education/RNprogramlistJan2011.pdf

And if you get nothing else out of my post, please take this to heart. DO NOT give up on your dreams!!! You CAN and WILL achieve anything you set your mind to. I don't know you, but I believe that if you WANT this then you can achieve it. Nursing school is tough, anyone who says it's not is lying to you. BUT nursing school is also very rewarding. I have met some amazing people - classmates, nurses, instructors and patients. Sometimes that is enough to teach you much more than a textbook ever could. Someone very special to me once told me, "Failure is not an option, failure is only found in ourselves when we are looking for someone else's purpose." What he meant by this is that you will only fail if you are not following your heart. These are your dreams, so go get them (:

I wish you the best of luck. If I can help you in any way, even just listen to you vent then please let me know.

I would love to attend a community college but I have no place to live. I don't make enough money to rent my own apartment. The reason why I chose the university I am at now is because financial aid pays for my housing.

I was in an abusive situation and I cannot live with my parents which is why I left. I wish I could live at home and go to a community college but it is not a good option for me

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Addison would you ever consider student housing? Are you over 25 years old? There are places that will take students and qualify you for housing.

No, I am not over 25 yet. But when I am I would like to know places where I qualify for housing

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Just because you can't get in right away doesn't mean you should give up your dream, especially since you worked so hard to get there! Lots of students wait to get in because of the "wait list". It happens.

Maybe you could take some other classes until you get in? What program are you trying to get in to (sorry if you already answered - couldn't read all posts!)? LPN, RN, BSN? There are usually classes added to the schedules of these programs - such as nutrition, microbiology, workplace empowerment, etc. - that you can take before you get into the program. I recommend it because it gives you time to focus ONLY on your nursing classes. If you've already taken all those, maybe get prereq's done for a BSN course if you want to go that route - it's much cheaper to take those classes at a CC instead of a university. Or you could start working as a CNA and get experience that way, if you don't have it already. I've been a CNA for years and it has really helped me in clinical, since you have to provide total patient care. Many of my classmates wish they had the CNA experience. Or maybe just take some classes that aren't required, but might help - like Spanish or Cultural Diversity.

Don't give up just because you can't get in right away!

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No, I am not over 25 yet. But when I am I would like to know places where I qualify for housing

You really don't have to be over 25 though Addison. You can still qualify for housing and by housing I mean government-assisted housing......just a sacrifice for the time being?

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Just because you can't get in right away doesn't mean you should give up your dream, especially since you worked so hard to get there! Lots of students wait to get in because of the "wait list". It happens.

Maybe you could take some other classes until you get in? What program are you trying to get in to (sorry if you already answered - couldn't read all posts!)? LPN, RN, BSN? There are usually classes added to the schedules of these programs - such as nutrition, microbiology, workplace empowerment, etc. - that you can take before you get into the program. I recommend it because it gives you time to focus ONLY on your nursing classes. If you've already taken all those, maybe get prereq's done for a BSN course if you want to go that route - it's much cheaper to take those classes at a CC instead of a university. Or you could start working as a CNA and get experience that way, if you don't have it already. I've been a CNA for years and it has really helped me in clinical, since you have to provide total patient care. Many of my classmates wish they had the CNA experience. Or maybe just take some classes that aren't required, but might help - like Spanish or Cultural Diversity.

Don't give up just because you can't get in right away!

I am trying to get into the ADN program to be an RN. I dont have the strength to do anything right now. I dont even want to go to class tomorrow

The counselor could not even assure me if I will even get in, they couldn't even tell me where I stand on the waiting list. I have taken all the classes for the ADN program at this school, right now I am just wasting money sitting around.

And if I take more classes for another program I still will not be any closer to being a nurse, all the deadlines have either passed or soon approaching...I have been crying so hard all day long. My future looks very bad right now

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The wait list thing is really too bad. There's only so much you can do about that. You'll have to explore your options and make some tough choices. No fun!

In regard to housing, though, you may be able to work out something affordable without having to move home, whether or not you're a student and whether or not you have financial aid that includes housing. There may be more alternatives out there than you're currently aware of. If it looks like you're really stuck with nowhere to go but home and home is abusive, someone at your school may be able to help you identify other local resources. It's worth asking, and asking several different people in different departments since some people just aren't helpful or don't know.

Near my college, it wasn't uncommon for 4-5 students to split a small, 2 bedroom apartment off campus, which was actually a lot more affordable than student housing; rent could be covered with a part-time entry-level job. And being a private apartment, one wouldn't have to worry about loosing their housing if they took a semester off. There are also people who rent out rooms in their house for very low rent, especially if you can help with cooking, cleaning, childcare, etc.

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Is it common for ppl to give up their seat? I just want to know my chances of getting in

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Is it common for ppl to give up their seat? I just want to know my chances of getting in

I can't tell you for sure that there will be a spot for you, but you never know. People do give up their seats in nursing school. They may change their minds or maybe they've applied at other schools and got in somewhere else. When I first decided to apply to my ADN program, I was waitlisted indefinitely (the school accepted students three times a year) and then I got a phone call the night before the term started, asking if I could start the nursing program the next day. You never know!

Please don't give up. Your situation sounds tough but it is not insurmountable. Look into other schools and housing options. Maybe you could be a live-in companion for an elderly person and help with household chores and transportation in exchange for housing.

Please don't let this get you down or derail your plans. :heartbeat

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I dont know what to do. Kent State requires Organic Chem. The school I am attending does not even offer this course. I am stuck and I dont know where else to turn. My situation is pretty bad.

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I am attending the Stark and Tusc. branches of Kent. They do require a Fundamentals and an Intro to Chem. If you have any questions about Kent, I can try and help!

As far as you getting in, you never what going to happen with people's lives and how things change and it's not the right time to start NS. I applied at a Hospital based program and I was on a waiting list as well and I got called. However, I ended up declining so I could stay at Kent. I know of another person that attends the Tusc branch of Kent and last Aug. (at the very last minute) got called because someone dropped! You just never know!

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Yes, what gpa do you need to get into Kent? And how hard is Organic Chem?

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If your school does not provide residential housing it is within the guidelines to use financial aid for housing. Keep your head up and keep looking. Call your local Department of Health and Human Resources (some states use different names for the agency) or other agencies in the community, they should be able to help you some.

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