I want to become a nurse in California, and I plan on starting school this summer. I’m 19, Plan to be married in December and have a 16 month old so basically I want to get the ball rolling on my career! I stay at home and don’t work…my fiancé makes about 30,000 a year, a little less I think. Do I qualify for financial aid? I haven’t been to school since 2007 when I graduated, other than a mess up where I signed up for classes and they didn’t drop so I got like 4 fails….does this lower my chances for getting financial aid?
Also…those of you who did the nursing program…I want to be a neonatal or labor and delivery nurse, anyone who has successfully completed the program? How hard was it?
Answer by Cindy
I’m from California. Don’t get into nursing. Are you in it already? Nursing isn’t something you just get into. It’s hell..and nursing school is hell..and subsequently, y our job will be hell.
Look into being a medical assistant, or even a CNA, to start making money quicker. If you love that, then go on to nursing.
BTW, you will not qualify for financial aid. It sucks, I have been in your position. Unfortunately, financial aid is reserved for all the ghetto welfare abusers, it seems