Straight to BSN???

  1. Hi everyone!
    I have a question. But I feel like it might a little silly. But I will ask anyways.. Is there some way to be and undergrad and just go straight to get a BSN without being an RN? Because I heard it somewhere and I didnt know if it was true. So if anyone can answer my question that would be great =)
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Yes you can go straight for your BSN.
  4. by   Tweety
    Yes, that is how you do it. The BSN is one of two degrees, the Associates Degree beging the other one, that you use to take the NCLEX exam to become RNs.

    What is probably confusing you is there are many associate degreed nurses such as myself, who after getting the associate degree decide to go back and finish up and become a BSN. Those programs are called "RN to BSN".

    Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
    Last edit by Tweety on Nov 10, '06
  5. by   Lacie
    I am a generic BSN and had no medical or science background when I started. Just consider getting all you general education courses knocked out first so that you can concentrate on your primary courses when you start your clinic areas. If you can do so without working during this time is best as it takes a great deal of time and dedication to do well. I worked summers, weekends and holidays. I was able to complete my 4 years in the exact timeframe without extending. But I did attend summer school and intermissions to do so.
  6. by   RNin'08
    Definitely. I'm in a BSN program now, I've worked as a CNA but that was not a requirement, just choice. Check with your local universities for the specifics. There are BSN prgrams and RN-BSN programs. Tweety's post explained it well. Best wishes!

    RNin'08
    ~my reality check bounced~

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