amount of time to earn ADN

  1. Is it uncommon for a associates degree program to take more than two years? I mean typically it is a two year program, but are there students that it takes more than two years to complete? Isn't this kind of misleading???
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Hmm - You have one year of pre-reqs and then two years of school - that's pretty much the way most programs line up. If you look at it that way, it might be better to just go to the BSN for one more year.
  4. by   MBARNBSN
    Yep, more then two years is the norm. If you did everything right and did not have to repeat courses, you did not have to take courses that did not go toward the degree, AND you get accepted after completing the pre-reqs without a rejection or a wait, then you are looking at 3 years in most cases. Most programs advertise two years but the two years they are talking about begin AFTER you have been accepted, not before. Good luck. :spin:
  5. by   CarVsTree
    It is a 2 year program if you go full time for 4 semesters in a row. That catch is that programs are so competitive, that you must take all or most of your co-requisites (often referred to as pre-requisites) prior to being accepted into the program. This is why it takes more than 2 years in reality.

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