Quote from jaylaaa
I would like to know your experiences and opinions on going to the private school route. It seems that it is my only option, however the cost is just ridiculous.
Or I can also wait for years and for the time being become a CNA or Phlebotomist. But with that, it is still not guaranteed that I would get into nursing school.
1. Check your (state) Board of Registered Nursing
-look at attrition/ retention rates
-NCLEX pass rates
- ARE THEY EVEN ACCREDITED?
-check with that school's financial aid, so you know where you are borrowing and how much
is going to be subsidized and unsubsidized...
-check if you can get loans from family, that can get tricky though
- I am not sure if your school's loan company will have a lower rate than a personal loan, investigate before going to a bank loan supervisor
-check when you can start paying interest while you are at school
1. CNA/Phlebotomist/Med Assist/ Pharmacy Tech?
-this can give you an edge during the application process and a way for you to network and hopefully
get a job after your RN
-you are still working and saving for school (win-win??)
2. you will have less debt
I think all in all, it is still up to you.
For me, I would go the public school route.
Experience (from working in healthcare)
Saving up the whole time
80k debt just scares me a lot...
How did you pay off your student debt?
Good luck though! I hope this website can keep you motivated, whatever path you may choose!