I am determined to get through my education and become a physician. A dream deferred from high school until the last 9 months or so (about to turn 35). I only have trade school education, working maintenance at a hospital, so I have to start basically from scratch.
I am considering ADN RN as I complete my undergrad, and I would like to list the considerations that brought me here:
- I make okay money, but not quite sufficient for education and family (wife is unemployed right now)
- My employer pays tuition reimbursement but standard classes are out of pocket first; RN classes are paid directly to the school
- Local community college has an ADN RN program that uses regular classes in conjunction with nursing classes
- Many of those credits (somewhere around 25) are transferable to a nearby 4 year.
- ADN RN at my hospital make a lot more than I can doing maintenance.
The usual downside, non-transferable credits and detouring goals, do not really apply here as far as I can tell. Any feedback, positive or negative? I have already stalled my goals and don’t want to do it anymore.