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Looking for some advice. I was accepted to an out of state RN program for Fall 2011. I was also recently accepted to my in state school for a start of Spring 2013. I'm unsure on what to do. Do I start Fall '11 and pay out of state tuition for a year? Or do I wait 2 years and start Spring '13? If I start this fall I will be graduated by the time I can start my in state program but the cost is more expensive the first year...about 10K. If I start 2013 I will be done August 2014 as the program is year around.

I am having such a hard time. Hope to hear some advice, words of wisdom, or otherwise...:p Thank you

oklahomagal

Specializes in Lactation.

Looking for some advice. I was accepted to an out of state RN program for Fall 2011. I was also recently accepted to my in state school for a start of Spring 2013. I'm unsure on what to do. Do I start Fall '11 and pay out of state tuition for a year? Or do I wait 2 years and start Spring '13? If I start this fall I will be graduated by the time I can start my in state program but the cost is more expensive the first year...about 10K. If I start 2013 I will be done August 2014 as the program is year around.

I am having such a hard time. Hope to hear some advice, words of wisdom, or otherwise...:p Thank you

I would probably do the out of state program. I really like the idea of having breaks between semesters. I am thinking along the lines of hopefully it would help you avoid burnout. Plus why wait two more years to pursue your dream?

depending on the state, you may still be ineligible for in-state tuition after that first year. in my state it is very difficult to be reclassified as a resident for tuition purposes while still attending school full-time. is there a way you can do hospital related work during the next few years while you wait for the program within your state? it may help you obtain that first nursing job later on, and it might be gainful experience.

NP Sam

Specializes in Peds OR as RN, Peds ENT as NP.

Wow, how does that program work? Do you apply and specify when you want to start (Spring 13) or do they just pull off the waitlist and Spring 13 is when they are able to take you? I'm so curious!

i would probably do the out of state program. i really like the idea of having breaks between semesters. i am thinking along the lines of hopefully it would help you avoid burnout. plus why wait two more years to pursue your dream?

i agree! :up:2 years is a long time to wait when i could be done by the time i could start the in-state program.

depending on the state, you may still be ineligible for in-state tuition after that first year. in my state it is very difficult to be reclassified as a resident for tuition purposes while still attending school full-time. is there a way you can do hospital related work during the next few years while you wait for the program within your state? it may help you obtain that first nursing job later on, and it might be gainful experience.

i am currently doing home health work. hard to get into the hospitals here as a cna for some reason. i have also been an emt for the last 6 years but i volunteer my time in that aspect.

wow, how does that program work? do you apply and specify when you want to start (spring 13) or do they just pull off the waitlist and spring 13 is when they are able to take you? i'm so curious!

that's how long the wait list is here...it's insane! i can be put on a list to get in for fall 2012 but that isn't a for sure thing.

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