Thursday, May 27, 2010

tuition, certifications, credit cards - it's all too much!!

I'm faced with a dilemma. Do the accelerated CNA program (which I really want to do!!) or put it off... save up more money and see if I can pile it on in the Fall while re-taking A&P??

Well, if I take the CNA program during the summer, I need to fork over $1095 by June 15th!! The silver lining? I'll be certified by September and can take a job with Providence or the Holgate Center and have CNA and hospital hours on my resume when I apply for nursing school in October. But I still need to come up with that $1095!!

If I wait, take the CNA program in the Fall - I'll have more time to save up for that $1095, but I'll be taking it while I'm taking A&P... for the second time because the first time I didn't cut it. And when I apply for nursing school I won't be a CNA... I'll be a CNA in training (LAME).

Oh, what to do, what to do??? I'm 26 years old and have survived this long without a credit card. Is it time to put that to rest and charge tuition?

Or I could just play my odds at the Lottery!!


Jessica said...

You don't have to take A&P to be a CNA?

We've opened credit cards to get the points, paid it off before interest picked up and then closed the account. Do what you're comfortable with. As long as you can pay the bill, this will look good on your credit score.

Hayley Freakin' Rules said...

I want to get my CNA before I apply for RN school (so I'll have a certification and PAID clinical hours on my application)... A&P is a requirement for RN. I just don't want to be taking A&P and the CNA certification at the same time. I'll burn out.