Let me start by saying how happy I am that the University of Texas Arlington has such an online program. Not only because its online but its one of the top nursing schools in Texas with a NCLEX passing rate of 90%+, those are great odds considering its primarily online. In state tuition is amazing, and partnering hospitals all across the state are available for clinicals.
Super Excited to hopefully start my clinicals Jan 2018. I'm writing this to say its never too late. I'm 33 with 2 kids and already established MBA, prior military. Its definitely not to late to do what you love or start all over again.
I choose this program because of the NCLEX passing rate, the schools accreditation first, but also because the courses are 8-15 weeks with majority of them being 8 weeks long, there's one critical writing thats 5 weeks. How amazing is that, i'm use to 8 weeks terms to this is good for me. There are classes constantly throughout the year and clinicals start twice a year, even better. I sound like and infomercial lol. I want to wish everyone the best and hope I provided some insight cause I am elated.
Also after my BSN I intent to spend a year or two in an ICU or ER then get my CRNA MSN, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. I have a full blown plan of where I want this to go God's willing. So lets get started :)