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Look around for an accelerated nursing program. My sister majored in marine biology and is looking to go into nursing school. She found her options are to go through an accelerated 15 month program because she already has a bachelor's or to go through a regular two year program. She's obviously looking at the accelerated program because it costs less and takes less time though is more intense.
I'd suggest finishing out your Bachelor's with the thought of going back to an accelerated program if there's one in your area. But take the time to look around.
I don't know how the financial aid works --- it probably depends on how the program is set up as to whether things like stafford loans would be applicable, but there should definitely still be scholarships available to you.
Mama to 2 Boys...Nurse and IBCLC to the rest of the world!
You should know that there are certain types of financial aid you cannot receive if you already have a degree. I am going back to school, already have a BA in English lit, and cannot get much free money (grants) because I'm going for a second bachelors. So honestly, I would suggest holding up on finishing your degree, even if you just leave one class hanging, so that more grants are available to you (even if you think you don't qualify). You can always fill out the FAFSA and once you're done they let you know how much they estimate they will expect you to pay yourself. hth
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