I just found out yesterday that I was accepted at Mesa Community College after only a 6 month wait , but am going to defer due to financial reasons and the fact that Mesa is a 45 minute drive each way. If I figure that into working hopefully 32 hours a week plus class, study groups, and clinical days, I think spending an hour and a half each day commuting to school might stretch a tight schedule even tighter. I really thought it would be over a year wait to get in, so I really planned on starting in the Spring 2016 semester anyway.
I know I can search and look this up, but most of the info I find is several years old, so I am not sure if the info is still correct. I know that there is also info on the school sites, but I want to know what someone that attends the school thinks of the program, not just the basic program info that is given.
Is anybody going to Phoenix College and can tell me a little about their program? I understand that it is Hybrid? I am a good self teacher, but if you have been in that school did you feel like it was a good format? I did all of my sciences online though Phoenix College and really liked them. I feel like if I did my online part before attending the lecture, I might get a little more out of the in person lecture simply because it would clarify what I have already reviewed. I also saw that they recently added new simulation lab facilities that look really amazing. How many days do you usually attend including clinical days at Phoenix College?
I am also interested in Glendale for the evening/weekend program. Is is similar to the weekend day program? I have seen a lot of posts about the weekend day program being a little easier if you work because it breaks up clinical and lectures a little bit so each can have more of the students focus. I like the idea of getting in during the evenings after work and possible having 1 weekend day to at east not have to be somewhere. I understand all my time will be taken up with studying, but it is still nice to have a day that you don't have to jump out of bed and run out the door.
My main concern, just like many people is the ability to keep working while going to school. I know I can take out loans, but I want to take as little as possible, especially after finding out how tight the job market is and how low the pay is in the Phoenix area for RN's.
Thank you in advance for any info that any current students can give me! I really appreciate the help. :)