I'm trying to decide which path to nursing is the best for me. I have a BS in teaching. I can take a bunch of classes and apply for an acclerated BSN at USF (this would be the shortest way to a BSN, but I'd need so many pre-reqs it'll probably take just as long as an ASN, plus I live an hour away from USF Tampa
), take 4 classes and apply to an ASN at SCF (obviously this is a longer route to a bsn, I've need the ASN first), or the LPN-RN route.
My question is why does SCF require you to have a license as a CNA before applying to the ASN? In my reseach, it doesn't seem standard. It would add time and expense to my route to nursing. Because of this, I'm thinking the LPN-RN is the best way to go since the CNA is already built-in to the LPN, which woun't add any time or expense to getting my nursing degree. The LPN program transfers to SCF as the first year of nursing school.
Also, what's the wait list like at SCF/USF? How do you like the program? I'm taking a pre-req there and am loving it.
I wish SCF had an accelerated BSN, that would be my perfect solution!!!!
Is there any program that does LPN-BSN besides Barry? I don't speak Spanish so Miami and south FL is out for me. Also, I'm only looking at state programs because I'm not spending a fortune at one of those "career colleges". Thanks for any insight you can offer! As you can see, I'm all over the map and don't really know which path to take.