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Old 05-18-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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I am a single parent of a 2 year old and I work as a Nursing Assistant. I am moving to go to school fulltime (hopefully) at either Armstrong or Georgia Southern to finish my BA and be done with cleaning (and getting beat up by) old people forever, but first I must get employment and daycare leads and go from there.

Does anyone recommend a good place to work as a Nursing Assistant? Nursing home or hospital is fine.

And I am looking to find daycare that may have extended hours that takes state assistance.

I am hoping that I can reside on campus with my son and hope they also offer daycare on campus but if not I prefer to get affordable housing as close to campus as possible and maybe work parttime to cover what financial aid wont. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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There is a lot of affordable housing around Georgia Southern and since Statesboro is a college town it does cater to the student population. I think Georgia Southern is a stronger school (although Armstrong is fine too). Not sure about daycares with extended hours but here's a link from the GSU site: Day Care Listing (http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/offcampus/daycare_listings.htm - broken link)
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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thats wonderful info. thanks a lot
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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Savannah is a great place, but I'd pick Statesboro (less traffic, friendly people, cheaper housing, good University, decent shopping/restaurants)... and Savannah is only 50 minutes away should you need to get away.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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If your doing nursing I would check to see what the waiting list is for the programs. That would be your deciding factor. There are several assisted living facilities around Armstrong also.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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I am a single parent of a 2 year old and I work as a Nursing Assistant. I am moving to go to school fulltime (hopefully) at either Armstrong or Georgia Southern to finish my BA and be done with cleaning (and getting beat up by) old people forever, but first I must get employment and daycare leads and go from there.

Does anyone recommend a good place to work as a Nursing Assistant? Nursing home or hospital is fine.

And I am looking to find daycare that may have extended hours that takes state assistance.

I am hoping that I can reside on campus with my son and hope they also offer daycare on campus but if not I prefer to get affordable housing as close to campus as possible and maybe work parttime to cover what financial aid wont. Any advice is appreciated.
I lived in Statesboro for 2 years and loved it. It's a great little city. If you go to GSU, you can probably get a nursing job at the hospital in Statesboro (which is less than a mile from the univeristy and less than a mile from good hosuing). Statesboro is a straight shot down I-16 to Savannah if you ever need to go. Cost of living in Statesboro is a lot cheaper than Savannah and there's far less crime and less riff-raff in general. There's a lot of shopping and restaurants in Statesboro because it's a college down, which is great. It's also the closest "big city" to a lot of the rural areas in southeast Georgia (Evans, Camden, etc), so the city is generally full of people on the weekends. There's also a very nice theater in downtown.

EDIT: I just saw the part about you having a kid and needing daycare. I don't know about the programs GSU and Armstrong have for kids, but if any school will have such a program, it will be GSU since it's a residential campus and not a commuter school like AASU. The schools in Bulloch county are also far better than those in Chatham if your kid is school age.

EDIT 2: Also, I forgot that I read the news a few weeks ago that GSU may be ending their nursing program because of state budget cuts... you'll need to talk to the university to make sure they still have the program.

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