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I am 30 and would like to enter into an accelerated nursing program (accelerated entry-level MSN or accelerated entry-level BSN). I was wondering if there are any entry-level nursing programs for people like me who have a non-nursing BS. I am willing to spend upto 2 years to get a degree. (though I would prefer to get it done in a year). Having said this, I would also like to know what specialty of nursing can get me a degree and job in shortest amount of time.
I am wondering if anyone can advice me where to find such programs.
Hi Tinu! I have a BA in Spanish and will begin an accelerated BSN program in the Fall. The program is called ACE (Accelerated Career Entry) Nursing and has an NCLEX pass rate of 100% for the 2005-2006 school year. It is a highly intensive program, 11 months in duration. This accelerated BSN program is offered by Drexel University (www.drexel.edu
) in Philadelphia, PA. I will begin the program in September and graduate in late August, 2008. At that point I will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. ACE students complete 86 credits in 11 months. Drexel runs on the quarter system, not semesters...therefore, students take either 21 or 23 credits each quarter. Before beginning the program students must have completed a previous Bachelor's degree in any subject and the following additional courses: Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, Microbiology, Sociology, Phsychology, Developmental Phsychology, Ethics, Nutrition, English Comp. I, English Comp. II, Public Speaking (or a Computer Science Course) and Statistics.
Do I sound like an advertisement for Drexel??? Sorry, I'm just really excited to be entering this program.
I hope this info. is helpful!