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    Advice needed regarding reserve/guard nursing

    Also currently working as a medical assistant and limited scope X-ray tech in an urgent care setting.
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    Advice needed regarding reserve/guard nursing

    I would be receiving my bsn right around my 43rd birthday. Other than that I am in a year round program and my classes would be online for another 6-8 months after that I would have campus / clinical requirements
  3. I am consider an option of joining the guard/reserve or something similar. I am 2 years from my bsn and am 40 currently and married with 2 kids. 1. Could I join now and finish school. 2. Is it likely to be deployed as a new grad rn 3. Is the retirement/pay worth it if you manage to stay stateside for entire commitment 4. Are deployments optional ( someone told me you do not have to deploy if you don’t want to) 5. How to filter out lies from recruiters 6. If deployed does family stay behind
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    Need advice about school

    I got the school name from the nursing board so they are accredited. Reviews online are mixed from great to people knocking the same things you find at all for profit schools. I got my x-ray through a for profit so I know what comes with it. I have worked with nurses who attended this school and said it was good but no better than community college just had to pay more to avoid the wait list and such
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    Need advice about school

    The cost difference is 20k total for the aas and my income first year will be increased by that and then some so lost income in 2 years on a wait list will be a bigger loss
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    Need advice about school

    No matter how many hours she works she will never account for the wages I'd lose not working. I make $20 an hour and her job is $10 per hour with no overtime and I currently work 50 hours a week
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    Need advice about school

    My reason for considering for profit is due to a 2-3 year wait list for the rn programs locally and you can not even apply to the program until prerequisites are done
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    Need advice about school

    I have a goal of becoming an np. I have worked as a medical assistant for 12 years, and have had a practical radiology tech cert for 3 years (both diploma programs). I have several options available and am overwhelmed. I can get an aas from a for profit, then do an rn to bsn online while working as an rn before moving to my np courses. Or can go right to bsn then work a few years then np course. Or can do a non nurse degree and go PA. My main hungups on making the choice are as follows and in order of importance. 1. Wife and 2 kids 10 and 13 2. Work full time as primary household income 3. Prefer more online than campus due to time available in my week. Want to spend the most efficient amount of time in school( as in getting the most prerequisites I can out of my bs before my masters.) Thank you for any advice
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