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Specializes in ICU. Has 1 years experience.

I used to be a CNA on the ICU for a short period of time and I the only reason I left wasn't because I wasn't happy, but I was given the opportunity to become a flight attendant. It was something that my whole life I always wanted to try. Now I have done it for over a year and it isn't what I expected at all and I am completely unhappy. I should never of quit working at the hospital, I was very happy there! I really want to go for my RN degree but getting student loans with bad credit is VERY hard. Can anyone offer some advice? :nurse:

First, talk to a counselor at the school you're looking at, they know all the different financial aids out there.

Another option would be to get a CNA job at a facility that will later on (after a year or so) help you through school. Some places will do that in exchange for employment after graduation.

BTW.......it's a nursing license, not a degree.........:specs:

9livesRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in SNU/SNF/MedSurg, SPCU Ortho/Neuro/Spine. Has 2 years experience.

cant you get non credit based loans? maybe stafford?

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience.

"BTW.......it's a nursing license, not a degree........."

What does that mean? Of course it's a degree! You go to college, whether it be a community college or a university, to get a nursing degree, and then take the boards to get a license.

Rhone

Specializes in Psychiatric.

I could be wrong, but I thought only private student loans were supposed to take your credit rating into account... I thought you could get federal student loans (did you fill out a FAFSA?) regardless of credit rating.

And I think Tazzi is referring to the fact that Stykerforce said "RN degree". Maybe it's a little nitpicky :) , but ADN and BSN are the degrees that allow one to take the exam to receive an RN license.

RazorbackRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics (Burn ICU, CVICU).

I could be wrong, but I thought only private student loans were supposed to take your credit rating into account... I thought you could get federal student loans (did you fill out a FAFSA?) regardless of credit rating.

And I think Tazzi is referring to the fact that Stykerforce said "RN degree". Maybe it's a little nitpicky :) , but ADN and BSN are the degrees that allow one to take the exam to receive an RN license.

But, you don't have to have a degree to take the NCLEX. Some places issue diplomas, which entitles you to sit for boards.

lvnandmomx3

Specializes in Day program consultant DD/MR.

From what I understand Ca. has 30 unit LVN to Rn option it allows you to sit for boards, you do not get a degree and other states do not accept it.

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