(I'm not sure which category to put this post in so sorry in advance)
Main Question: Should I use my 1,574 refund check to spend on a CNA program for this fall or use it to finish up my last 4 perquisites?
Background information: I need 4 prequisites to be completed before I can start the nursing core classes next fall. However, I can take those 4 pre-reqs in the university itself, but it will also delay me from starting the official nursing program next fall and I would have to be a 5th year senior (I have one semester to finish up my Gen Eds this year).
But I also want to become a CNA and be able to get that one year of experience when I do graduate nursing school (I planned to work every summer).
My classes will cost about 1,300 and the closest CNA program to me will be $900. So which one should I choose: Graduate nursing school with my BSN in 3 years or become a CNA and gain that 1 year of experience?