Hello, I am looking at schools that offer an accelerated RN/BSN for those already holding Bachelors Degrees. I graduated USF in December with my BA in Pol/Sci and am seriously considering getting into the nursing field. I obviously would like to complete the education in as little as time as possible (since I essentially feel as if I wasted the last 4 years in a useless major) I am also considering an A.S. to become an RN and then following later with my BSN. (I've looked into SPC and PHCC for that) Any info or insight would be helpful! I am trying not to waste anymore time
Last edit by Jess84 on Sep 9, '08
I think I have a plan!!
I am going to apply to PHCC and SPC for their AS program as well as USF for their BSN. If I decide to go the community college route, I will bridge to either BSN or Masters eventually. Whatever program accepts me is who I am going with but I actually heard that it is more difficult to get into an AS program than a BSN because of the tons of applications compared to available spots. It kind of frustrates me that I already have a Bachelors and am worried about having a problem getting into an Associates program. I guess I assume it's a lot easier to have a higher GPA when your cumulative GPA is calculated for 12 or so credits of Pre Reqs as opposed to 130+ credits over 4 years so hopefully the colleges recognize that?? As of now, I am just taking as many pre reqs for all the programs as I can so I will be ready for whichever program I end up in. I just want to be done now, and I haven't even started : )
Jamie, it looks like we're in similar places, as far as age and having just graduated college and whatnot. I really hope we don't have a problem getting into a program. I just feel kinda upset with myself for not persuing nursing right out of HS, so I could already be an R.N and not just starting out down that route! (Is it odd that I feel I'll be too "old" at 26 when I finally finish??) Anyway, I have my degree and I guess nobody can take it from me...useless as it may be
Last edit by Jess84 on Sep 12, '08