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Transferring..good idea or not

My husband was offered a job in GA...I am in my first semester of lpn and will graduate next year in May...my husband wants me to transfer my second semester to GA...He seems to think that it will be a piece of cake and I dont agree..I think that I would have to go back on a waiting list and wait that much longer b4 I graduate...has anyone ever been in the same predictament? tia

Cherie

prmenrs, RN

Has 42 years experience. Specializes in NICU, Infection Control.

You should check w/the schools there--you could wind up having to retake pre-reqs, starting all over!!! Seems to me to be better to finish your program here, then join him in GA. If you get some written info from the schools there, he's more likely to understand. It's much harder to switch nursing programs in mid stream than another course of study.

If it's a really good offer for him, great, but still see if you can stay behind for the few months it will take. Your career is imp't, too.

Good wishes in any case!

Jerico, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience. Specializes in ER, NICU.

You should check w/the schools there--you could wind up having to retake pre-reqs, starting all over!!! Seems to me to be better to finish your program here, then join him in GA. If you get some written info from the schools there, he's more likely to understand. It's much harder to switch nursing programs in mid stream than another course of study.

If it's a really good offer for him, great, but still see if you can stay behind for the few months it will take. Your career is imp't, too.

Good wishes in any case!

ITA -

Thank You for the reply...that is an option that niether of us would really like, but he helps out w/ watching the kids on his days off while I am in shcool...we have 12,7,1,2 yr. old...the kids would stay w/ me, I drive 1 1/2 hrs to school everyday...usuallly 2 hrs on the way home because of traffic...I dont like any of this and I just wish it could be an option for him to start in June..but unfortantly it is not.

prmenrs, RN

Has 42 years experience. Specializes in NICU, Infection Control.

If he took to 2 older ones w/him to start school, and you kept the babies, would you be able to get someone to care for them while you're in school? It's a temporary situation, if you could get someone to help out for a few months, you could finish your program.

It's just an idea.

RosesrReder, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 18 years experience.

You should check w/the schools there--you could wind up having to retake pre-reqs, starting all over!!! Seems to me to be better to finish your program here, then join him in GA. If you get some written info from the schools there, he's more likely to understand. It's much harder to switch nursing programs in mid stream than another course of study.

If it's a really good offer for him, great, but still see if you can stay behind for the few months it will take. Your career is imp't, too.

Good wishes in any case!

Great advice. I agree. Good luck :balloons:

I just transferred schools. I was about to start my first clinical semester when I moved for my husband's job. Get at least two answers on the same question from different people. It sounded so easy, but some people at my new school gave me incorrect information. I am lucky not to have to repeat anything, but I have to take so much extra stuff I figured I might as well get a BSN. Also, some schools may not have a wait list- depending where you go. You may have to keep reapplying, and competition may not be what your used to. I have a 3.5, but compared to some of the people at my current school, I feel I will be lucky to get in at all.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Has 27 years experience. Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

I was in the ADN program in Las Vegas and we got orders to move to Indianapolis. It worked okay, but I did have to repeat stuff.

It took me 3yrs to get into the school im in now, so I felt like I had gotton the golden ticket...im not transfering, my sister is going to stay with me so she can watch the babies on my cliniacal days (I have to get up at 3:15 and leave by 4 on those days) and day care on other days, so it all worked out..exspecially since ive been really missing my sister.

:):roll

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