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i want to be come a nurse. neonatal to be exact. i was wondering how mcuh did it cost for you to become a nurse. can i take some classes online? any info about nursing would be great thanks

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Asked by piwife at 4:04 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • You want to look into RN programs. When I went to college it was a nursing program so we didn't do all pre-req's the first yer or two then all nursing the last two. Ours was intergrated throughout. My cost wouldn't help you I graduated a looooong looong time We still wore caps back then and it was a big deal. You can always do your math, english, pre-req's online. It just means fewer classes when you begin in school. Make sure you are dealing with an ACCREDITED program online. There are some scam-like paper mills that take your money and give you a piece of worthless paper. Good Luck!

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:14 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Im in school to become an RN now. I am taking all my prereqs online now before I get into the nursing program. This way I still have time to work while in the program. It will take me about 4 yrs to finish because im doing it part time. Check out a local college and find out. Also i have gotten financial aid this year and there are also grants and nursing scholarships out there. I am at a hospital that will pay for nursing school. Might be something to look into. You work there for over 6 months full time as anything and they will help you go to school.

    Answer by aeemom at 4:51 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I'm on maternity leave from ETSU CON. Johnson City Medical Ctr has scholarships that pay for tuition, plus some of your expenses. I'd look into it at

    Answer by dawilliams0918 at 6:15 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • The other posters made a great point I forgot to mention. The nursing shortage has put you in a great position for help with school. Many Med. Ctrs. are signing contracts with employees to pay for their school in return for 1-3 yrs obligated service to them. My son earned his Paramedic certification this way. My niece is in her 3rd yr of Nursing school . When finished she will owe them 2 yrs and its done.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • am a military wiofe so i know the goverment gives me some help. am looking to take somer online calsses right now. we have 1 yr left in sc and then we have to go to another post.

    Answer by piwife at 7:42 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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