Ugh! I need to vent… so thanks in advance to listening!
I am going back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. I was deciding between two schools. University of Cincinnatti Distance Learning for Women’s Health NP and the University of New Hampshire for Family NP.
I really liked the UC program because it was Women’s Health… which is my love, but it’s down side was it was online. UNH was local and traditional classroom (which I do well in) but was Family NP and not crazy about the pediatric portion.
So I applied to both and thought about it. Got accepted into both… but UC was quick in their response. I knew that UNH was were I was leaning to because it was local and traditional classroom. So I declined UC, and awaited acceptance to UNH.
HOWEVER, my acceptance letter to UNH failed to mention a detail that would have been important to know when making decisions. Yesterday I got a letter from UNH detailing the fall semester, etc. It stated that I was accepted part time, not full time as I applied. The original acceptance letter failed to mention this.
I planned to go to school (regardless of which one) full time, because I want to get done with it ASAP. I didn’t want to drag out school because my husband and I want to start a family but don’t want to add children to the equation until I was done with school, and he would be locked in his job due to benefits until I finished. (And he’s not happy where he is right now). The children thing is the most important factor as neither of us are spring chickens. I am 30 and he is 40. I also have a medical condition that puts me at risk for infertility, and the risk increases each year. So the longer I wait, the lower the chance we get pregnant.
Anyhow, so now I’m back at square one… I have to reapply to UC, because they did have a full time option. Actually, now that I think of it, that was the only option.
I could scream right now!!!