Help! Want to become an RN with BS in Finance.
- 0Jul 12, '12 by gissie09Hi! I am 29 y/o with no kids living in the Los Angeles/Orange County.
I am one class shy from getting a Bachelor Degree in Business Finance but have concluded that I would be more passionate about pursuing nursing over business as a lifelong career.
Anyhow, given my current educational level and location, can someone please give me some insight on how to work towards becoming an RN and the recommended schools to go to. Time span? Costs? As much info as possible is appreciated.
- 0Jul 13, '12 by RicdelIf you get your BSN in Finance, you can already apply to an RN masters program. At CSULA, you can apply to their masters program if you have a bsn in any other field, of course you still need to take the required science classes like Bio, Chem, micro before applying. I think most masters programs are about 2 years. if you dont wanna go the masters route, i think you can apply to a bsn program, which is usually about 3 years, but since you already have a bsn in another field, you may be able to find a bsn program that only takes 2 years? im not sure on that one, but i do know you can apply to a master's program for nursing in most schools if you have a bsn in another field. hope that helps
- 0Jul 24, '12 by willowitaWith a bachelors degree in any field other than nursing, you can apply to ABSN or entry level MSN programs. Check the programs at the following schools:
Mount St. Mary's
Concordia University in Irvine
You'll have to take pre-reqs before you can apply to some of these programs. They differ from school to school so you'll have to do your homework and find out what is required. You can take pre-reqs at a community college as long as they transfer in equivalency (UCLA's MECN website has a list of equivalent courses for schools all over California for their program. Other schools might have info to help you figure it out too. You can also use assist(dot)org).
Depending how many pre-reqs you need, it can take you 1-2 years to complete the pre-reqs. The program itself might then be anywhere from 1-2 years, depending if it's an ABSN or MSN. Cost varies and is higher at private schools.