@NurseRFlowers haha! Sorry, that was my dyslexia showing. I meant to write "CSN" as in College of Southern Nevada. It definitely seems to be the cheapest route to entering into the nursing field in Las Vegas, costing only ~$10,000/year in out-of-state tuition. To my knowledge, it is also the only ADN program in LV as well. Chamberlain, UNLV, and Nevada State all have ABSN programs which range ~$40,000 total in out-of-state tuition. Having said that, CSN also happens to have the poorest reviews on yelp of any of the schools I mentioned, so... disheartening. However, it's still my top choice due to reasons you mentioned -- wanting/needing to pay out of pocket. I figure, if I get in of course, I'll get my ADN, then start working as a nurse in a hospital, and take advantage of their education reimburse to earn my RN-BSN education. So when all is said and done, only paying $20K for my entire nursing school education will be amazing, even if I have to deal with some *** teachers and administrators, as the poor CSN Yelp reviews mentioned.
From where will you be relocating? I'll be moving from San Francisco if I'm accepted.