Absn

  1. I am considering getting an ABSN degree in nursing. The ABSN is the accelerated degree for people who have a Bachelor degree in another subject.
    My question, is this degree considered not equal to a BSN degree? I mean will future employers look at this degree as inferior to the BSN degree?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   PJMommy
    No. There are a lot of accelerated BSN programs and they are not easy. You are getting a second B.S. degree in a short period of time so expect to work your butt off for it! Employers recognize and respect the work and committment that goes into a second-degree BSN.
  4. by   GracefulRN
    I think the accelerated BSN is a good option, provided that the program is well established. I don't think it is a good idea to do a program in the first or second year that it is being offered, they are still working out the kinks and you might be compromising your education. Other than that I think that employers won't care if you took 1 or 4 years to complete your degree as long as you pass your boards.
  5. by   RNinProgress
    I've never heard of a school issuing ABSN, rather than strictly BSN. That is what your diploma and transcripts will state? It's a BSN regardless, you completed the course work, graduated, and passed the boards. I think it can only help with employers, shows motivation and a strong work ethic.
  6. by   Maisie
    Quote from RNinProgress
    I've never heard of a school issuing ABSN, rather than strictly BSN. That is what your diploma and transcripts will state? It's a BSN regardless, you completed the course work, graduated, and passed the boards. I think it can only help with employers, shows motivation and a strong work ethic.
    The degree offered is really an ABSN. I have found a few other schools that offer a BSN.
  7. by   Havin' A Party!
    Maisie -- What school offers the ABSN?

    Thanks!
  8. by   aldedmon
    I am a student in the pilot program at TWU(that's Texas Woman's University for you Yank's) here is Houston. The pilot program has a "freshman" class of 20 students ....that's in addition to the 100 "regular" BSN students. The University of Texas Nursing schools at Houston and Galveston have a joint program which also has 20 students(10 enrolled in each school). So that means that there are a totol of 40 of us Texas guinea pigs between the 3 schools. Requirements were that you had to have a degree already and a very high (GPA 3.5 - 4.00) Class for all programs start....~May 10th 2004. Its 13month of pure ectasy.:chuckle Wish me luck.....I was told by the Dept head that spear heads this little do dad that I am the only guy in the TWU program....Guys....I wont let you down!
  9. by   Maisie
    Quote from LarryG
    Maisie -- What school offers the ABSN?

    Thanks!
    Loyola University in Illinois.

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