This is a new forum, it just opened yesterday.
I started with Excelsior a few months ago, and am working on pre-requisites. I know 'Deaconness" has come up in a few threads, and I know at least one person is considering their program.
I'm hoping we can all offer each other support, even if we are in different stages of our studies. We all have different backgrounds, but I think most independant programs require some medical background experience. I think it takes a certain type of person to work independantly. I know people who have completed nursing programs this way, and they said they are actually more difficult in some ways. But so much more flexible for those of us who just can't attend a traditional program.
Right now I'm immersed with A & P and MicroBiology studies, and I'm also taking Ethics and Chemistry. I'm hoping to have my pre-reqs. out of the way by this fall. We'll see. I still have to take a few more courses before I'm there.
Anyway, look forward to hearing from others.