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  1. HopefulRN007

    Age question

    Wow, yes you are very fortunate. I have not found anything like this where I live. We have an evening/weekend program which would allow me to keep working, but my husband is military and I would have no childcare after hours during times when he deploys or goes on missions. But I'm just starting my pre-reqs, so I have a ways to go. I also have a BA in another field which I took no science courses for, but at least I've got the Eng comp, soc and college math out of the way. I have 5 science course pre-reqs to take before I'll be ready to start clinicals, so who knows where we will live by then. Maybe I'll luck out and there will be more programs like yours available by then. Anyway, thank you for the information, and good luck to you!!
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    Age question

    What school are you going to that has an extended program? All the schools I've looked at make you go full-time once you get into clinicals, and I would like to still be able to work full-time and take care of my son, too.
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    Age question

    I had to take my age and stage of life into consideration too. I'm just starting my pre-reqs. I graduated college the first time years ago, and never really found a career with that degree. Now I'm an adult, and a mom and a wife, and I feel like I'll take school more seriously this time. I want a career, not just a job. I want something I can be proud of, that makes me feel like I'm doing some good for the world. I am so excited about this career change, and even if it takes me 4 years to get there, I'll still be excited then. Good luck to you, its going to be great!
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    Moving to Dover as a future student

    Are you in Dover now? I am also a c-17 wife here, and I'm looking into nursing classes at Del Tech, Wilmington and UD. Any pre-reqs you still have you could probably take at Del Tech and then transfer.
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    I Got In!!!

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    Pre-Employment Physical

    What kinds of conditions/diseases/handicaps could cause employment rejection or even rejection from entering a nursing program?
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    Very Discourgaged

    I am in the same boat. I'm at the very beginning of the process. I was always terrible at math in highschool and I took my college math course several times before I passed. Now I'll probably need to take a refresher in order to be prepared for other pre-reqs. I am probably looking at 4-5 years also. But like someone else mentioned, that time is going to come one way or the other. Five years from now do you want to be a nurse or an admin assistant? It is scary starting something new, especially when you have children dependent on you and you have bills to pay. I'm not sure how I'm going to do it either because I think once I get to the clinicals I won't be able to work much, but I'll have to take out cost-of-living loans or something. Eventually it will all pay off. You just have to stick to your guns and keep plugging away.
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    Road Blocks:Will I Ever Become A Nurse

    I am a military wife too, and I'm just starting this process. It looks like there are generally wait lists for nursing programs, and I am afraid if I get on a wait list, I'll have to move by the time my turn comes. Right now I'm researching schools in the areas of all the potential bases we could go to so I can make sure I have all the pre-reqs that I'll need in case that happens. (this might prove to be quite a daunting task though.) I'm also working full time and raising a toddler, so I'm making this an extended plan. Good luck to you, keep plugging away.
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    Getting started, what to do first?

    I am just deciding to start nursing school. I've kicked myself before for not going this direction to begin with, and I've gone through the whole feeling that its too late, and now I've come full-circle to the realization that its not. I have a bachelor's in another subject and would like to transition into the field. Is there anyone on this board who has gone this route? If so, I'd love a little advice on how to get started, what to look for in programs, and whether an ASN or accelerated BSN would be the way to go. Thanks!