ADN students with previous bachelor's? - page 2

Are there any students here with previous bachelor's degrees who are getting an ADN instead of a BSN (accelerated or otherwise)?... Read More

  1. by   SchoolRN,BSN
    I have a Bachelor's in Speech & am starting an ASN program Monday. It will take four semesters to complete, then I will finish the RN-BSN after passing the NCLEX. I could have started an accelerated BSN program, but chose the ASN due to proximity. I have four children & a local campus is a huge plus.

    Good luck to all!
  2. by   CarolinaGirl'99
    Yep,
    Same here. I have a B.A. in Psychology. I start my ADN program on Monday. I plan to apply for a BSN-MSN program after I graduate from my ADN program.
  3. by   br107
    BA in Economics. Waiting to get into ADN program. Wondering if I should apply for an entry MSN instead. I bet I'd go for MSN/administration eventually. But kinda itchin' to try hands-on patient care. Weird.
  4. by   luvmy3kids
    I have a BS in Corrections and Law Enforcement. I'm going for my ADN. The BSN program is just too far away and with 3 kids I couldn't be traveling that distance. Plus I really don't have any interest (at this time) in getting into management. I'm hoping that my BS in another degree will at least give me a bit of an edge when applying for jobs... I guess we'll see???
  5. by   manofbess
    I have a Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communications and will be going the ADN route starting in January. I plan to continue my education and eventually obtain a Master's one day. I'd like to finish all my schooling before I turn 30...hopefully that's not wishful thinking!
  6. by   NursingStudent08
    Quote from amybethf
    :spin:

    Me too! I am hoping that maybe down the line for some extra side cash I can write for a nursing newsletter or something of that nature. My degree got me a job @ Border's! One thing is for sure, my grammar will always be top notch on the MAR!
    Too funny! I have a B.A in Journalism and a M.A. in Urban Affairs my degrees got me a temporary job with the local city government without a promise for a permanent position:angryfire ...go figure. Nursing...here I come :spin:
  7. by   csgfnmom
    I have a degree in Accounting and am now beginning semester 3 of 5 in an ADN program. There is an accelerated program to BSN but it would cost me upwards of $30,000. I also have 2 young boys and I enjoy the "slower" pace of the regular 2 year program vs. acceleration. I hope the BSBA will be of some benefit to me later.
  8. by   browneyedgirl71
    I have a bachelor's in Business Admin/Accounting. I'm going to the CC and starting my ADN this Fall. I would have loved to do an accelerated BSN, but there are none nearby. The ones I did check into were very expensive. There is an accelerated MSN nearby, but I really don't want to jump straight into a Master's yet...esp since this is a second career for me and I really want to work in the field before getting a Master's. I do plan on going back for either my BSN or MSN.
  9. by   AmyLiz
    I have a bachelors in psychology & am working on my ADN currently.
  10. by   sydie
    I received my bachelor's in Liberal Studies in 1999 and my elementary school teaching credential in 2000. I am now about to begin semester 3 of 4 at my local CC. It was the cheapest way to go...as a matter of fact, between my grant from the CC that pays all fees and all the scholarships that are available for nursing, it is free (besides childcare)!

    I will work for a while and then go on to the RN-BSN program at Cal State San Marcos...it doesn't take too many upper division nursing courses to obtain the degree. I will decide at a later time if I want to do the MSN.

    I'd say at least 1/3 of my class already have 4-year degrees.
  11. by   rbytsdy
    This is a relief. I have a BS degree in food science and just applied to the local community college for the AAS program in nursing. I've been looking at BS to BSN programs but they are so expensive. I can't justify going so far into debt for a new career when I can do it more cheaply at a community college (hopefully a hospital will pay for the BSN )
  12. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from sydie
    I received my bachelor's in Liberal Studies in 1999 and my elementary school teaching credential in 2000. I am now about to begin semester 3 of 4 at my local CC. It was the cheapest way to go...as a matter of fact, between my grant from the CC that pays all fees and all the scholarships that are available for nursing, it is free (besides childcare)!

    I will work for a while and then go on to the RN-BSN program at Cal State San Marcos...it doesn't take too many upper division nursing courses to obtain the degree. I will decide at a later time if I want to do the MSN.

    I'd say at least 1/3 of my class already have 4-year degrees.
    Same for me. I'm getting a need-based fee waiver and scholarships for the rest. If I'd gone to the local private college for an accelerated BSN, it would have cost me over $60,000 -- and they didn't have aid for second degree students. I kind of wish I was gettinig a BSN (the ADN seems as much work -- but maybe I'm wrong), but what can you do.
  13. by   Lynnsey017
    Wow! I'm glad I'm not the only one out there in this kind of situation. I got my BS in Social Science/Psychology in '04, that got me a year of working for my grandparents while saving up my money to go to Nursing school. I'll begin semester 4 of 5 on Tuesday!

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