I am currently begining my general education requirements towards getting into nursing school
and i was wondering if the ADN to BSN pathway takes less time to complete vs going straight towards a BSN.
*How long should it take to go for an ADN to BSN? & How long for a BSN?
Apr 16, '10
It depends on your school, and if you're going full-time or part-time.
ADN programs are typically 4 semesters full-time.
ADN-to-BSN are typically 2-4 semesters full-time, depending on how many pre-reqs your ADN required, and how many you have left.
BSN programs are typically 4 semesters full-time of *nursing* classes, but usually have quite a few additional pre-requisites than ADN programs have, so you'll spend more time doing pre-reqs. A traditional BSN will take about 8 semesters, or 4 years with all the additional requirements.
At least, that's the breakdown in my area. Your best bet would be to look up the nursing programs on the schools you're considering's websites. Most college websites these days have general information about their programs and the curriculum listed.
Last edit by juliaann on Apr 16, '10