How do you support yourself while in nursing school?

I am interested in applying to the University of Texas’ nursing school next year and I am wondering how I am supposed to support myself if accepted. This may seem like a silly question, but I already have a bachelor’s degree so I am applying for the accelerated BSN program, and they specifically state that it is full time and you cannot work. Will financial aid extend to living expenses? Is there a nurse who went through this program or a similar one that can give me some insight? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer by US_DR_JD
Due to the intense workload in providing 2 years of the nursing program in 1 year, it would be impossible to work and complete the requirements of the course. The number of positions in these programs is limited and if people try to work they would have a significant failure/drop rate. The attrition rate in some traditional BSN programs is as high as 50% over the 2 years, with half the workload.

They will assist you at the financial aid office in obtaining grants, scholarships and student loans. Just as most medical school students take out loans to pay for their living expenses during their education.

Trust me, they will help you get the assistance.

Incidentally, the UT BSN programs are excellent, with a superior NCLEX-RN pass rate.

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