I have looked all over the internet to find out what is better to do. There is a shortage on nurses, which means lots of jobs. I want to know if it is necessary to go to either. My dream is so go to a university and have the college experience. I also want to come out with a job and only a little bit of debt. This scholarship would help me follow my dreams of going to a university and being a certified nurse.. #nursing #health-science #medical-practice #money #scholarships
Definitely community college . As long as you went to an ACCREDITED (do your homework and make sure they are accredited) school, you will take the NCLEX and become a licensed RN. It is far more inexpensive.
Community college can be the same as a university. You will meet fun people and have a social life while taking prerequisites for nursing school . However, during nursing school you will be close to your cohorts (classmates). Nursing school is like boot camp. You are taught a new way of thinking and the people going through the same curriculum are the only ones who can truly understand. Prepare to put much of your life on hold for two years.
But wait, there's more! If you borrowed money to get your nursing degree, the hospital you work for might pay the debt if you commit to a two year contract. This is an excellent opportunity to pay off debt and perhaps have the company also pay for a BSN, This is a win/win situation.
Best of luck in whatever you decide to do.
Scott Fontenot, RN
adult urology & primary care physician