So, I'm currently anticipating starting in a nursing program (15 month ABSN) in May of this year. However due to COVID-19, I am not sure if I should start or just defer my enrollment by a year. The program has currently made all classes online until further notice. I'm worried that by starting the program next month, I won't be able to learn fully and I might not even get to do clinical rotations in the hospital because I doubt the COVID crisis will be done by June when clinicals are anticipated to start. Even once we start to see things getting better, I doubt hospitals will be eager to let students back in quickly. Pros of starting next month: would be I get to save up more money and would be able to attend nursing school without taking out private loans (HUGE advantage imo). Also, learn better in person so I think I would do better having the support of my classmates as well as in person lectures. Would continue working once my office opens back up again as an MA. Cons of starting next month: Possibility that my rotations will be delayed or not be able to start, not sure how that would impact it all considering this is a 15 month ABSN program. Loss of salary for 1 year as a nurse. If anyone has any tips/suggestions or any foresight on how nursing programs are handling this situation, please let me know. I have tried contacting my nursing program but they aren't providing clear answers, most likely because they don't know yet how things will play out.