Yes books and other materials can be very expensive. I suggest you contact the finacial aid office and fill out a free application for finacial aid (government $$) you'll be surprise how much money you can actually earn and still qualify for a fed pell grant and fee waiver. This is what I did when I first started taking my pre-reqs for the ADN Rn prgram at my community college. Like you I also started out a little later then most students, I'm 39 yrs old. I have been going to school in the evening since fall '98 and will soon be done with all the prereqs so I can apply to nursing school for the fall 2001. I had to work during this time full time and have a husband and four children, so I can tell you from experience it can be done. I'd like to share more with you but you didn't post your e-mail.
Laura P replied to goldilocksrn's topic in Nursing
I wonder if your response would still be the same if you could not conveniently be "grandfathered" in ?
I chose the ADN route and will decide later if I want to continue for my BSN, depending on many factors, family,time, money.