Daily caffeine count: 4+
So over the weekend I decided it was time to start looking into nursing school programs. Mainly because I'm in the middle of my last prerequisite. . . but mainly because my lab partner told me she had been wait listed for the fall semester and that spring semester deadlines were June through September. So, panic ensued and I freaked out thinking of all the things I hadn't done in preparation. Like take the HESI A2, even find out where the HESI A2 is offered, get prep books, research programs, requirements, cost. . . the list goes on.
There are only a couple realistic options in my area: UTA, which I hear is hard to get accepted to and TWU, which I'm not that excited about. The community college I currently go to has an Associates degree plan, but I would rather have that as much last resort. I really want to get my BSN, if not my masters. Baylor and TCU are also in the area, but the cost is literally a 90% increase between the public and private schools. NINETY percent increase. The only possible way I could go to either of those would be with pretty much a full ride scholarship or grant/student loan.
Accelerated programs and online are appealing to me the most, mainly because I don't want to stop working for a long period of time, or at all if possible. I'm used to having my regular paycheck and being able to support myself. I'm not sure I could go back to student living, completely anyway.
I bought a set of HESI A2 flash cards from Amazon. I have yet to use them and see how useful they are, but I figured it's a step toward preparing and I can use them anytime I have a spare minute (ha!). I really should start filling out applications so I'm not rushed at the last minute. I never thought I'd actually get through, and pass with good grades, all these sciences classes. I remember when this point seemed so far away and all of sudden, here it is! I need to stop rambling, but I am really excited about getting somewhere with all this. Wish me luck!