How long did it take you? - page 2

HI! I am new to the board here. I am just starting school on the 26th for nursing and I am so excited! I am just curious how long did it take you to graduate from the point that you first started... Read More

  1. by   BrandyBSN
    Technically August 24, 1998 to May 18, 2002, the summers in between my junior and senior years of High School (went to Wichita State for the summer), and the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college.

    So, 4 years and 2 summers for the BSN going to school full time.
  2. by   christianRN
    1 year for LPN, !.5 years for ASN. Working SLOWLY on BSN-MSN bridge!!
  3. by   Michelle_nurse
    I did the first year and a half, dropped out for a year and a half (while taking electives part time) and re entered the program, and did the second half with flying colors. (It is a 3 year College program)
    I was better off in my second half of the program because I didn't have to work as much as in the first half, and I was older.

    I started in Jan. 1996 and graduated in May 2001.

    I am starting my bachelor's degree at University a week from today, part time. I have already reached my goal, I wanted to be an RN, but I just recently got a big burst of motivation to do my bachelor's.
  4. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by Michelle_nurse
    I did the first year and a half, dropped out for a year and a half (while taking electives part time) and re entered the program, and did the second half with flying colors. (It is a 3 year College program)
    I was better off in my second half of the program because I didn't have to work as much as in the first half, and I was older.

    I started in Jan. 1996 and graduated in May 2001.

    I am starting my bachelor's degree at University a week from today, part time. I have already reached my goal, I wanted to be an RN, but I just recently got a big burst of motivation to do my bachelor's.
    What matters is that you did it and your still doing it!! Best of luck to you!!!
  5. by   Neon8
    It took me about five years to get my BSN. I started at a Community college and then transferred to a 4- year university with a three year-long nursing program.
  6. by   CardioTrans
    15 months to get LPN...... was a 15 month program then..... now its a yr........

    3 yrs to get my ADN including pre reg's......... taking care of a sick mother, 2 boys who were very active in sports, worked part time and a hubby......

    I will be starting RN-MSN in Jan......... have been taking classes here and there for bout 6 months.
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    it took me 1 year for lpn, it will have taken me 3 years (1 year for pre-reqs/general coursess) for rn, as i am in my 1st semeter.
  8. by   New CCU RN
    Hi! Took me four years for my BSN ..started Sept 98 graduated May 02! (Full time 8 semesters.....going back soon for MS!
  9. by   Allison S.
    It took me 15 months to get my BSN, but that was after a BA in English and a BS in Biochemistry, so all I really had to do were nursing classes.

    So somewhere between 15 months and 8 1/2 years, I guess.

    Three Bachelor's degrees--what an idiot!
  10. by   WalMart_ADN
    2 years for my ADN , took pre-reqs with nursing, i wouldnot recomend it to anyone. take the extra year!
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    Took me 4 years. I had four kids, and having been out of high school for 17 years I literally had to start all over again with the math & science courses, and only THEN was I able to do my pre-reqs. It was well worth it, though!
  12. by   ERDIVA2B
    one year for the lpn
    another year for the rn, we have an accelerated lpn-rn transition program. here in broward county
    Very stressful! only for the very strong, student, take the extra year and do the pre-req s all first before starting the program so you can concentrate!

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