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  1. Has anyone used student loans to help move out of ones parents house or live off campus? I am currently turning 25 years old and looking for ways to move out of my parents house while still being able to go to nursing school. I do not want to be 28-29 years old before I am finally able to move out of my parents house. Too me that is just plain pathetic and every day I wake up depressed and upset with this thought. It has gotten pretty bad to the point that it has been hard to concentrate at times due to this depression thought. I know my school offers 10,500 in student loans and was trying to figure out if I should use that to help pay for a small studio apartment. Just wondering if anyone else have done something similar to this or has done this. Thank you
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    ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

    I would have to find the article again but I talked to two hospitals around me here in Georgia that stated majority of hospitals now are transitioning away from hiring ADN's.
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    ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

    This is my main worry when pursuing my ADN. I'm worried that when I graduate which will be around 2020 or 2021, it will be harder to find a job. Seeing that majority of employers are now requiring BSN in order to land a job worries that my ADN degree will not be that beneficial when the year 2020 comes around. Of course my plan was to get my ADN and then do an online bridge program for my BSN but now according to the new guidelines, it seems this may be a pointless route to take. I'm halfway to 30 now and I want to get my career started but I'm at the point of not pursuing this nursing career anymore. Its more of a pain in the butt to just get into a program, graduate and then find a job. Not sure how anyone else feels but the wait game eventually just gets old.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    Thank you sir. My plan was to get my LPN or RN depending which one accepts me. After that I was going to start working again as either an LPN or RN while doing online classes to get my BSN or even I end up getting my LPN then I would do a one year bridge program to get my RN license that only requires classroom and clincal time once a week.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    I am considering the military nursing but the only issue is trying to figure out how it works. I want to talk to a navy recuriter but they at times do not tell the whole truth which makes it hard for me to trust them. I'm all for joining the navy if it allows me to live on my own while attending college to get my nursing degree but I do not believe that is how it works.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    Thank you for the encouraging words. I guess the reason why I am rushing this is due to the age of my parents. I'm turning 25 and my mom is half way to 60 and so is my father. I just personally want to have a good career and get on with my life before they reach 70 years old. The time I am 40 they will be 70 and just the thought of that kind of bothers me at times and thats why I keep trying to find the quickest ways to my career. I do appreciate your kind words towards my grades. Even though I would disagree with you that the grades are not great lol, they are decent. Majority of students at my school who are turning in there applications for the nursing programs all have A grades and thats why I feel at the bottom. I am going to look into some BSN programs here in Georgia as well as applying to the LPN program but from a couple I already looked into, they require like five more classes for me to just apply to the program. A lot of people recommend staying with a roomate but honestly I moved to Georgia from New York and even though I have been here for a few years, I still do not trust someone to move in with me. I get worried that they will either back out eventually or worse quit a job or stop helping with the finances which will mess up my credit score. I was a firemen at one point about three years ago and they let me go ue to my nursing shcool. Now its harder to get back on due my firemen certications lapsing.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    Thoe where my thoughts as well. I could'nt believe how low the numbers where that a lot of these LPN's are telling me but they could very well be lying to me. I'm not a huge fan of the state og Georgia honestly. I really do not like it here but I am using this state for my college due to the HOPE scholarship. It pays for full tution and I am currently trying to use it to get my LPN and then my RN before moving out of the state. My plan is to hopefully get accepted into the LPN program and start this summer and then graduate. Start working full-time as an LPN and go to a college that allows for a one year birdge program. There is one I found that only requires a student to come in once a week which is doable for me and allows me to still work full-time and ill hopefully be able to move out.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    From my understanding with the military, if one is to join and get a degree through the military then that person would owe the military years after they graduate. Also I am not really sure how one can get a nursing degree through the military while being enlisted full-time. They only allow nurses who have their BSN already become nurses in the military or I could be mistaken. I'm all for joining the military. My only concern is figuring out how to pay for housing after four years active duty. Not sure how it would be doable. Does the military pay for housing after active duty and transfering to reserves. These are all questions that have question marks for me and it makes me a bit on the ify side when joining.
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    WGTC Summer 2018 LPN program anyone applying

    I'm planning on apply but I still haven't taken the PSB exam. Im taking it this Wednesday and hoping for a good grade.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    I understand. Thank you for your information. Im currently just hoping I get into this LPN program. If I don't then I will probably just forget the Nursing route in a whole and just join the military if I'm to be honest. The schools here in Georgia are just way to stressful for just trying to get into programs.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    Hey, Thank you for replying back. That would honestly be really good for me if I could find an LPN to RN program that is mostly or entirely online. The only issue is here in the state of Georgia after looking up for almost the whole day, I have not been able to find any courses that offer strictly online but I could be wrong and maybe you might possibly know more. I decided to go the LPN route and a lot of my classmates are bagging me for it saying I am wasting my time and its not a smart choice. Some of them are even LPN's and told me you are wasting your time. A couple of them even told me that the pay is horrible. They said they were barley making $13-14.00 an hour. Not sure how true this is but it is a bit concerning for me seeing that me getitng an LPN here in Georgia is equivalent to getting my EMT basic over again (pay wise). Do you have any idea how you were able to find this program honestly? I wish I could find this kind of program but it seems highly unlikely now a days. I found this college that if I am understanding it correctly, the program only requires one day a week of class time and may require more according to clincals. Maybe this could possibly work when I graduate from the LPN program. http://www.abac.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ASN-Bridge.pdf
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    How did the LPN to RN bridge program work? How many semesters was it and were you able to work full-time while attending it?
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    Me personally I am going to apply to the ADN program and if I don't get in then I will apply to the LPN program and proceed to get my LPN and start working in a hospice clinic as an LPN unless there are better choices at there. I'm all for becoming an LPN, i'm just worried that the pay will be very minimal like $12-13.00 an hour which will be hard to live off of. People always tell me to worry about age and they are absolutely correct. I guess its just apart of life to have these feelings because I think of all these successfull youngings attaining there nursing degrees at such a young age and I'm here struggling to just to get my life started. My family support is getting slimer and slimer every day and its honestly just too much now. My parents are always aruging now regarding selling the house and I am always having to deal with my father constantly yelling and stressing over the stupid stuff which then he proceeds to take it out on us. Its honestly just way too much after a while and I just want to move out already while attending school but if I hav to get my LPN to be able to move out then I will. How does an LPN to ADN bridge program work? Is it majority of it online or is it one of those bridge things that require to come into school or do you still need to go into class? I am just worried if I attain my LPN and bridge to RN then it will be the same amount of time if I was not an LPN. There are three programs that I know of that allow for a paramedic to RN bridge program that only takes three semesters to complete once you get in. This is all according to my friend who did the paramedic to RN bridge program.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    You make a valid point regarding the LPN route and I am willing to take that route if that is my only option over the paramedic. The only thing that I am worried about is I am turning 25 and the time I graduate the LPN program I will be 26 and then I will still need to get my RN license which I would most likely look into an LPN-BSN program and then I will probably be 30 when I finally reach my RN status. Too me thats old but thats life and if thats what I have to do then thats what ill do.
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    Paramedic to RN bridge program.

    Hello, Thank you for commenting on my post and I do appreciate the advice. That sounds like you worked really hard and I applaud you for this! My current situation with applying to nursing programs is my lack of competitiveness when apply. My current stats are as follows AP1: B AP1 Lab: B AP2: B AP2 Lab: A English: B Pysc: B Math: B Medical Term: A Micro Lab: A Micro Lecture: C CNA Course: A Overall GPA: 3.4 Competitive GPA: 3.0-3.1 Teas Exam: Current is a 66, still trying to test for a higher score With these stats I have almost entirly no chance of getting into a nursing program without taking a class over again which I am most likely going to take my Psyc, English and Math over again. I would of had an A in those classes but during that semester my father had a stroke and it held me missing my final exam in those classes which lowered my grade to a B. Thats a long story. The school I am planning on applying to is Southern Union state community college located in Alabama but I dont believe I will make it due to the lack of points I will accumlate. The lowest point total I heard that got in is a 39 and I would need to score a perfect 36 on the ACT just to get a 42-44 point total compared to someone else who can score a 22 on the ACT and get the same score as me. It really is discouraging honestly. I just wish I could get accepeted into a program because once I am in I know I would give it my all and pass. Don't get me wrong I gave it my all in the Pre-Reqs, just sadly my father had a stroke at a bad time.
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