ASN (ADN) or BSN - page 2

I have been told that some students in my state are waiting at least 1 year to get in the BSN program. I have good grades and am not really worried about getting in but I don't really want to wait. ... Read More

  1. by   ayndim
    Quote from mariessas_mom
    I agree with you Terence! The problem is, depending on where you live, the ADN programs are taking just as long! That is what I think is ridiculous. When I was considering ADN, the CC I was at kept adding prereqs. and making it so close to the BSN program that it seemed like a waste of time. But, BSN was the way for me to go but if I was in a different area I would have been fine doing an ADN program. It just pays to do your research and really compare the two before you decide.

    I was told by the cc health programs people today that they actually had more spaces than bodies to fill them for this semester.
  2. by   suzy253
    Oh dear....diploma isn't on the list. Anyway...that's my route. :-)
  3. by   Altra
    Quote from suzy253
    Oh dear....diploma isn't on the list. Anyway...that's my route. :-)

    Same here ... guess we don't fit into the poll!
  4. by   suzy253
    Quote from MLOS
    Same here ... guess we don't fit into the poll!
    MLOS, how are you liking your diploma school? Mine is great. I love especially how they put us on clinicals after 6 weeks. Our instructors are the same RN's that we rotate clinicials with so you know them well and vice versa and feel very comfortable with them. And they go out of their way to help you in understanding anything you might be having problems with. It's a really close-knit group and very personalized.
    My last clinical days (freshman) are today and tomorrow and I've learned so much! Next week is my last week of school...just exams; we're already done with the lectures. Can't believe that in August I'm going to be a junior nursing student...this freshman year went so fast it's unbelievable!

    Hope to hear how you're doing. Good luck to you!
    Cheers
  5. by   ayndim
    Quote from MLOS
    Same here ... guess we don't fit into the poll!
    Shows what I know. I didn't realize you could get a diploma. I don't think it is available in my area (Phoenix) so it never occured to me.
  6. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from ayndim
    Shows what I know. I didn't realize you could get a diploma. I don't think it is available in my area (Phoenix) so it never occured to me.
    Geez! No reason to be offended... I've been searching the net and I don't think there are even such things as nursing diploma programs here in Michigan anymore. Looks like here it's the thing of the past. I only learned last summer that there was such a thing ever anymore.:uhoh21: Not saying you won't make a good nurse at all, just simply a lot of people don't even realize there is such a thing anymore. Glad you like your program. Oops! This wasn't supposed to be posted to you, but to the people that were offended that they were "left out of the poll".
    Last edit by JENRN2BMICHIGAN on Apr 29, '04 : Reason: Replied to wrong poster
  7. by   suzy253
    Quote from ayndim
    Shows what I know. I didn't realize you could get a diploma. I don't think it is available in my area (Phoenix) so it never occured to me.
    No problem. I wasn't offended at all. It's true there aren't as many diploma programs as there used to be but they're still out there. I just consider myself lucky to have been accepted and am learning so much.

    Cheers
  8. by   Altra
    Quote from suzy253
    I just consider myself lucky to have been accepted and am learning so much.

    Cheers
    Same here, Suzy! It's a life-changing experience to be sure!

    It was only after spending some time here at allnurses.com that I realized that some areas of the country don't have diploma programs. As I sit here I can think of 8 that are within 50 miles of me, just off the top of my head. They are uniformly respected as a quality education, and many diploma graduates go on to complete a BSN to enhance their career path.

    Suzy, I get no sleep, I'll have no life this summer due to med-surg class - 2 full days of class each week, and 2 full days of clinical, but I LOVE IT!! I'd love to compare notes.

    Take care all!
  9. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from MLOS
    Same here, Suzy! It's a life-changing experience to be sure!

    It was only after spending some time here at allnurses.com that I realized that some areas of the country don't have diploma programs. As I sit here I can think of 8 that are within 50 miles of me, just off the top of my head. They are uniformly respected as a quality education, and many diploma graduates go on to complete a BSN to enhance their career path.

    Suzy, I get no sleep, I'll have no life this summer due to med-surg class - 2 full days of class each week, and 2 full days of clinical, but I LOVE IT!! I'd love to compare notes.

    Take care all!
    You sound like you have the same schedule that I have this summer. Good luck to you! I'm looking forward to starting it Monday! We should share experiences.
  10. by   jenrninmi
    How long is a diploma program?
  11. by   Altra
    Hi JenRN2B,

    My school's program is 22 months if you go full-time, and 33 months if you do it part time. The so-called *part-time* option (which I've done) has you complete the 30 credits of non-nursing courses (A&P, micro, nutrition, etc.) before starting the nursing courses. Otherwise, the full-time students take A&P and the other courses that seem to commonly be considered pre-reqs concurrently at the same time they begin the nursing courses.

    Hope we both survive the med-surg summer ... take care!
  12. by   suzy253
    My diploma program is 3 years.
  13. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from suzy253
    My diploma program is 3 years.
    Wow! I didn't realize they were so long! I was thinking it was maybe only a year. You could almost have a BSN in that amount of time. Glad you're happy with your decision! When is your program over?

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