Don't know which nursing school route to take! - page 2

Hi everyone, hope everyone is having a smoother experience than me. I am so frustrated!!!! I just want to get into a nursing school and get started!! Is cost something most of you adult students... Read More

  1. by   MB37
    I am doing the accelerated route myself, but it's 15 months at a public school paying in-state tuition. I am planning on taking out loans b/c I don't plan on working during the program - but for me it's time that's important. Hurricane Katrina cost me 2 years of school, my husband and I would like to have children, and we would really like me to graduate first. Make sure you fully investigate the accelerated program(s) in your area, and then maybe apply to ADN as well as A-BSN unless it's completely cost-prohibitive. For me, the prereqs for both were almost exactly the same (since I'd already taken Eng, language, etc. for first degree) and the accelerated program actually takes less time than an ADN here. Absolutely look into all of your options, financially, timewise, and what your needs are right now. We can tell you why we decided what we did, but you havw your own circumstances to worry about. Good luck with getting your degree, however you do it!
  2. by   AZMOMO2
    I myself started out thinking, wow I need to do this fast. I can't wait to be a nurse. Then I started taking all the classes, working full time and raising two kids ( 13 & 14) and it's so tough now I think the CC route may be the one I will take. I am looking into some private schools as well because the CC in my area requires a CNA for admission. I am currently taking that class but I can not see myself working as a CNA again. Decisions decisions... I feel your pain