Quoting Mama Mallo (::" Gahh, just wrote a long post and it all got deleted Wahh That's pretty much where I'm at. I can't ... [snip!] ... that transferring classes doesn't always work out- like they won't accept a class you took, so you have to re-take it, etc."
if you start at CC... check with both schools first and make sure everythign will transfer. You could save a lot that way.
Associate is generally 2 years... though in nursing it takes most 3. I did it part time in 4 years. ... went to a university.
You're in TX>... you'd make GREAT money as a nurse. Honestly... with cost of living adjustment.. TX is number one for pay for RNs in the country. Sure... you can make $40/hr in CA, but it costs so much to live.. the last chart I saw with cost of living adjustment.. put CA in the 30's as far as how well RN;s do.
TX is number 1, MN is number 2. (I live in MN)
I tried for yeras to get my ex to move to TX. IT's the only state south of the mason dixon line (WARM)... that RN's make good money!
You'd likely start out around 26/hr as a new grad with a 3 year degree. Unfortunately.. it's getting harder to find jobs as a ADN nurse... which is why I'm going on for my BSN. If you ahve a choice... go straight for BSN.