I am currently a senior in high school. I want to go into the nursing field, and then I would like to enter the Navy. I am, however, struggling to decide on the right path to get there. I don't have a lot of money, so I was considering going to Front Range Community College first, then transferring to University of Northern Colorado, or another 4 year university. After receiving my bachelors in nursing, I would like to enter the Navy. My goal is to get my BSN in as little time as possible without being insanely in debt.
My confusion occurs when trying to figure out how much time I will have to spend on waiting lists and trying to get into these nursing programs! Sorry if this is a lot.
I quess my main question would be asking for advice on whether to go straight to a university, or community college then transfer. And also, about how much time does it take to get through nursing! I really want to go into nursing, but so many people tell me stories of the years they spent on waitlists or those who gave up the idea of nursing completely! It makes me second guess my desire to even try to be a nurse.
Any kind of advice or answers that any one can give would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much!
Feb 28, '13
If you really want to go into the Navy they will pay for your education. My brother is a navy Dr and they paid for his medical school as well as gave him a monthly salary while he was in school. I'm not sure if it's the same for nurses. The Navy reserves will also pay for school. I would join if I didn't have kids. I totally think that saving money by going to community college is a smart idea. Nursing schools are highly competitive so keep your grades up. Don't pay attention to other people and their negative stories. You can make it if you work hard and don't give up. I have been through soo much in order to become a nurse! It takes persistence. Best of luck to you!
Mar 1, '13
Thank you so much! I took a tour today of the college I would like to transfer to eventually and I feel a lot more confident. I will also look into nursing in the navy to see if they pay for it! Thanks again and thanks for the support!