My name is Jon and while I was searching for the answer to a few questions I came across this forum. I've only been here a short while, but so far it looks great! Also, sorry if I posted this in the wrong category, I wasn't really sure where it should go.
I have a question about two online BS programs through UMASS and am a little confused about who the programs are for. One is
BS in Nursing for Registered Nurses
and the other is
RN to BS (Nursing)
I'm just now looking into the possibility of becoming a nurse, so excuse me if this is a stupid question. But what I'm getting out of them is that I need to be a nurse already to go to school to become a nurse???:uhoh21:
Also, I have already finished two years of college planning to major in accounting, thank god for internships -- that almost became the biggest mistake of my life! I have taken some sciences (human bio., general bio. 1) and math (through calc. 3 + Stats.), not to mention all those gen. eds. If I choose to go to school to become a nurse will I be giving up those 60+ credits? Is there a program out there that would allow me to put those credits to use or will I be a freshman all over again? How do nursing schools work exactly, they seem similar to an engineering program in that the coursework is pretty major specific and transferring in or transferring out can become pretty messy.
Sorry for that long post. Thanks for making it through all of that! If anyone could help I would really appreciate it.