4 years ago I was going to start nursing school but never followed through due to a promotion to management I got at my job. Now I want to go again but do not like what I am reading concerning how competitive the programs are and how hard it is to get in. So.... should I just go for it and take out $60000+ in loans just to fast track my career? The school I want to attend is RCTC in Rochester MN but the way it sounds is that you first get your LPN while taking your gen eds and pre reqs and only then can you apply for the program, not even a guarentee to get in. How about this chamberlain joint? I hear its pricey, but do people get in quickly? Of course, this is assuming I would even be able to get a loan with my awful credit.... what is the general credit score needed to receive a loan? Sorry about the multiple question thread. I'm just so sick of being a truck driver and want to get into the nursing field like I should have four years ago... ahhh well... you live and learn. Oh btw, I'm Kyle and I'm new here, thanks for your help!!!