Hi guys! This is my first post. I am a 32 yr old female living in Austin Tx. I am self-employed (a wedding photographer) and have decided that I want to pursue an ADN-RN as a second career. I have a bachelors from 10 yrs ago, but am finding that very few of my classes will be beneficial for transfer. (I have B.A.. hardly any science/math taken)
I have done tons of research on schools in the area, and have unfortunately found the following: the community college and universities in the austin area require a TON of pre-reqs, at least 15 hours or more. I have found 0 private schools in Austin for nursing. I looked into an accelerated BSN.. but same thing.. TON, even more, pre-reqs.
There are several accredited private nursing schools in San Antonio and I found that the Baptist School of Health Professions in SA will probably be my best option. (Least amount of pre-reqs, accredited, 80 week program, my fam lives in SA) I also found Galen school of nursing, but it is a LVN to RN program that is longer. Trying to avoid LVN, and get straight to RN.
So my questions are: Anyone else in Austin in the same boat? Does anyone commute to SA for schooling? Is there a school I am missing in Austin or SA?
If you attend BSHP.. how do you like it? I hear the job placement at a Baptist hospital in SA is promising after you graduate from there. The problem is, ideally, I'd like to work in Austin. (Love it here!)
Also.. a pre-req question. Anyone know of an online Microbiology class that does NOT require Chem 1405 first? Never took Chem in college, and its not a pre req for BSHP, so trying to avoid taking it.
Thanks for any input or opinions on any of this!