ADN students with previous bachelor's?

  1. Are there any students here with previous bachelor's degrees who are getting an ADN instead of a BSN (accelerated or otherwise)?
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  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   BabyRN2B_09
    Yes. I have a previous bachelor's degree with a major in Biology and am applying to the ADN program here at a local community college.
  4. by   tookewlandy
    Most of the people in my micro class that were going into their second year of Nusing school(ADN) had bachelors already
  5. by   abbythetabby
    I have a bachelors and am in my 2nd year of an ADN program. I couldn't afford a 4 year program.
  6. by   CarolinaGal
    I have a B.A. in English and am just beginning my ADN program. I wonder if a B.A. will be a complement to an RN?
  7. by   LadyT618
    I have a B.S. in Biotechnology and went to school for my ADN. I figured why spend extra money on those extra years of school when I can just go for 2 years and get the same license.
  8. by   Sunshine0425
    I have a previous bachelors and I am starting an accelerated RN program in a couple weeks. It is 9 months and I will have an ASN. You have to complete the general prereq's but it is acclerated and it's 2 years put into 9months!!!! They have a great NCLEX pass rate at the school too.
  9. by   RANCH GIRL
    Yes, I have a BS (Health Care Administration) and I'll be starting the ADN-RN class in five days. I do, however, plan to pursue an RN to MSN. The main reason why I chose not to go straight into an accelerated BSN program is because I live about 1.5 miles from a CC with an excellent NCLEX pass rate and it's cheap.
  10. by   Dublin37
    i have a previous ba in sociology, and am going for the adn-rn. later after my kids are older i'll prob take the bridge program for peeps like us. it's an adn to msn. i hear it's a great program and in 2 yrs you receive your bsn and your msn. but right now i just want to get the experience and a paycheck to help my kids go to college and pay off a bunch of bills.
  11. by   amybethf
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    Quote from CarolinaGal
    I have a B.A. in English and am just beginning my ADN program. I wonder if a B.A. will be a complement to an RN?
    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!
  12. by   AnnaN5
    Quote from Sunshine0425
    I have a previous bachelors and I am starting an accelerated RN program in a couple weeks. It is 9 months and I will have an ASN. You have to complete the general prereq's but it is acclerated and it's 2 years put into 9months!!!! They have a great NCLEX pass rate at the school too.
    I am doing an accelerated ASN program as well. You have to have all of the pre-reqs/co-reqs done and a previous bachelors degree and you can complete the program in ~12 months. My previous BS is in Human Biology and I decided not to go the accelerated BSN or tradition BSN route since the NCLEX rates of the CC are much better and tuition is cheaper. I figured I could get my ASN and then hopefully get a job that will help pay for my RN-MSN degree.
  13. by   Angel 3
    I also have a Bachelor's degree, and I am applying for the ADN program. I don't feel like going back to school for another 4 years. I'm ready to persue my dream of being a nurse, and having a "real job"!!!!
  14. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from Angel 3
    I also have a Bachelor's degree, and I am applying for the ADN program. I don't feel like going back to school for another 4 years. I'm ready to persue my dream of being a nurse, and having a "real job"!!!!
    You probably wouldn't have to go back for four years. Most of the "accelerated" BSN programs will get you there in less time than an ADN. However, from what folks are posting here, many ADN programs are going the accelerated route, too.

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