How long did it take you?

  1. 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 school?
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   delirium
    I will graduate from an ADN program this May.

    It will have taken me 3 years.
  4. by   eltrip
    Itr took me 3 years to complete my BSN. I earned a BA during my first go-around in "collegeland", before I had any desire to be a nurse.
  5. by   Furball
    From prereq's to graduation...it took me 4 years for ADN. I worked and went to school part-time until the last 2 semesters...quit work, went to school full-time and took out student loans and maxed out credit cards.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Took me 3 years for an ADN too, including the year for all my prereq's.

    Heather
  7. by   shygirl
    It took me 8 years because first I wanted to be an English teacher! Then I switched.
    Shygirl
  8. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Is there truley an end?
    cna-6 mo
    lpn-1 yr
    adn-3 yrs with prereqs
    bsn-msn bridge- well so far to date lol going on 4 yrs because Im too lazy to buckle down and finish it.
    rnfa-6 mo
    during all of my schooling I worked full time and did school full time, and it shows .
    I should graduate one day with many alphabet letters behind my name , but in the long run you will still call me zoe lol
    zoe:roll
  9. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    3 years for ADN including pre-req's.
    I'm going to do RN-BSN bridge which will take 1 year, but i have about 2 semester of pre-req's before starting.
  10. by   meownsmile
    Seems like forever,, but

    LPN -- 1year
    AAS/RN -- 3years
  11. by   rachel h
    2 years for the ADN... took all my generals with nursing... I would not recommend that... take your time...
  12. by   Momto2Boys
    Wow thanks for everyone who replied. I am really looking forward to all the education! I am currently working full time and married with 2 boys. Wish me luck!
  13. by   Heather333
    I worked full time and went to school full-time. I already had a degree when I started nursing school so I didn't need to do any prereq's. Took me 2 years total.

    Good luck to you!

    Heather
  14. by   renerian
    It took me four years to get my ADN but I also worked part time, had two small kids and babysat six others. I was busy. I graduated in 86 and just went back in late 2000 to get my BS. I worked full time and now have five teenagers and used distance education and got my BS in one year. I am working on my masters now and hope to be done in one year also. Distance is very hard though. NO one to bounce things off of.......


    Hope that helps you.

    renerian

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