Ive heard all of the horror stories of nursing school, yet im still considering NURSING as my major!
im a nurse aide and a really want to become an RN.
SO i have some questions
Why did you choose the nursing program you are/will be attending? Are there any specific things I should look for when considering nursing programs?
also, what do you believe to be your greatest challenge for completing the program successfully? please be detailed!
Jun 13, '09
I chose the school that I go to because it was close to where I lived, I've heard some good things about the program and out of the schools in my area, it was easier to get into than a few of the others but still competitive. I transferred to the school and thankfully they took my 2.2 gpa and spent a semester as a liberal arts major to pull up my GPA before switching my status to nursing. I'm halfway through my nursing pre-reqs and have pulled it up to 3.4. I live in NYC and it's a private school and it's a four year program so I definetely know what you guys mean when it comes to expensive. Four years all together is about $100 grand but thankfully financial aid has been a blessing and out of that I'll only owe about 30 to 40 grand when I graduate. The public colleges here aren't so great, CUNY system so I opted for the more expensive choice and I'm glad I did.
It's not a top rated school or anything like NYU or Columbia and it certainly doesn't have their steep price tag but it's got a good pass rate on the NCLEX, the students seem well prepared and it was really the only shot I had so I took it! NYC programs are much like the ones in CA, you'd be pretty crazy to turn down any nursing spot that you get.
Last edit by guiltysins on Jun 13, '09