Becoming a nurse: college questions
- 0May 17, '11 by megangHello,
I am 2 courses away from graduating with a BA in Sociology and Political Science from a 4 year college in MA. I have recently decided that I want to be a nurse and need some advice on how to proceed from here. Should I sign up for the two courses next semester and finish my degree and then pursue my nursing interests? Should I make the transfer to the nursing major now? If I stay on track with the BA what will my options be?
Thank you in advance.
- 0May 17, '11 by 33762FLFinish your BA first since are so close! ABSN programs require that you have a BA in another field, plus some pre-reqs specific to nursing that you can take at your local community college. Even if you want to do an ADN program after your BA, you will be much more likely get accepted to the program (nursing programs in general are competitive!) and you will have a lot easier time transferring gen-ed credits to a nursing program if you completed your first degree rather than stopped in the middle.
- 0May 17, '11 by studentmom77Definately finish the program you're in you never know what life is gonna bring. Then there is a 2nd bachelors program at Umass Amherst, don't know if thats anywhere near you, I happen to live here in western ma minutes from the college, but there's probably similar options where you are anyway.
Here's the umass link
- 0May 17, '11 by Southern MagnoliaEven if you don't do an accelerated BSN program having your BA complete makes the path to your BSN smoother. I have a BA in english and am about to start a BSN program. Because I already have a BA all I have to take are nursing classes. My degree meets all the gen ed, diversity, and liberal arts requirements. I did have to have the normal prerequisites for nursing. You'll likely have many of these done.
I would say you should take the two classes you need and any prerequisites you might be able to fit in.