How long did it take for you to complete your 2-yr adn program? including all preqs - page 2

I am doing a study for my statistics class and my question is: Generally, how long does it take to complete the Nursing adn program? so i really need as many responses as possible...how long did... Read More

  1. by   TIREDmidnightRN
    I CLEPed out on all prereqs and many of the liberal arts credits. Finished WAYYYYYY fast...but I had been an LPN forever too!
  2. by   micro
    three plus years...........of course i worked fulltime up till my last year also.....

    and i had some college credits from my first life time

    so at this rate.....I will have my bachelor's by the time I am fifty.....

    oh, well, still young
  3. by   mamabear
    This might sound strange, but I've always been a late bloomer:
    I started my general ed stuff in 1964, when I still thought I'd be a music ed major:roll After time off for marriage-from-hell and 3 babies, it took roughly 3 years, going part-time, to finally get my ADN.
    Last year, I got a Bachelor's in behavioral science, which is great, as I work psych/substance abuse.
    Personally, I don't see how anybody could do a 2 year program in 2 years. Even going full time and during summer sessions, it would be sheer madness.:spin:
    Anybody who can pull it off, BRAVO!!:kiss
  4. by   NancyRN
    WHY do they call it a "two year degree"? It took me five years because I had 4 children, and because I got breast cancer while in school. Never saw ANY of the "caring" attitude they preached at school when *I* was the one needing help.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by NancyRN
    WHY do they call it a "two year degree"? It took me five years because I had 4 children, and because I got breast cancer while in school. Never saw ANY of the "caring" attitude they preached at school when *I* was the one needing help.


    I started taking pre-reqs and general course in Fall 20002. I knew I had to do my best because I needed the scholarship to pay for schooling and it was touch but they all all done as of Fall 2001 and finished 4 pre-reqs for BSN this pass Spring semester (2002).

    I will start Clinical in Fall 2002! I am just going to work this summer and try to enjoy my children and be ready when August comes as I will go part time on my job.

    So it will be 3 and a half years with only one summer session off.
  6. by   TIREDmidnightRN
    "Where was the caring when *I* was the one sick?".Good question! I have never seen a co-worker need time off without incurring the wrath of the managers! Much maligned as "pool" people are....unless nurses are willing to start billing independently like doctors, agencies are the only way we, as a profession, will get the treatment all other professions enjoy! As an agency or travel nurse YOU are in control! Respect and CARING follow!
  7. by   Norbert Holz
    My "2 year degree" took me nearly 5 years to complete. I was caused to apply to and be accepted twice to the local community college program where I could not complete my degree either time due to blatiant bias against my gender.

    Winking will not be tollerated was actually written on my first clinical evaluation. It was also alleged that I could not "correctly" assess a blood pressure.

    The second attempt I made it right up to the maternal/child course. I was asked to wait in the hall while nursing care I was supposed to be performing was accomplished by the females. I never had a chance.

    My third and sucessful attempt was at Regents College. I was evaluated based on my knowledge and skill - not my gender.
  8. by   TIREDmidnightRN
    Regents is based on CLEP and other exams. My future son in law will CLEP out several non core classes for an engineering degree.....I cannot understand anyone wasting months in a class that can be achieved in a 2 hour exam!
  9. by   Ben Thair RN
    It took me 3 years, full-time, a bazillion years ago. I did all prereqs first plus added interest...organic chem, physics, genetics, statistics...you know, fun stuff. Did take a fluff class where I was introduced to Maya Angelou, Betty Friedan, etc. I would definitely recommend that prospestive students plan 3 years. The life and work of a nurse today is already burdoned and rushed...might as well start with a portion of sanity!
  10. by   Teshiee
    It took me a year in a half. I was a LVN still taking prereq. I transferred to another college to take their requirements and I had to sit out because the class conflicted with my other classes. I started in 3 semester because my LVN was credit.
  11. by   sbic56
    ToOk mE 14 YeARs...Was aN LpN foR 14 BeforE GoiNG bACk For 2 tO Do tHe seCOnD YeaR oF nursINg aNd PrerEQs.
  12. by   WalMart_ADN
    Took me 2 years, fall of 2000 to spring of 2002....absolutely maddening, lost all of my friends but those in nursing with me and made my family absolutely crazy. am slowly beginning to be re-introduced to the "real world"
  13. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of texas

    I did in 2 years even. And this was while working 60 hours a week and being on call for the EMS 24/7. Had a large family to support. and it was still growing back then.

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