I am a foreign student studying in MS Pharmacology program in USA. I would be finishing in few months. I also have a BS in Pharmacy from my country. Looking at the lack of job opportunity and money in biomedical research, I came to consider the option of switching to nursing.
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.
I'm new to this field, so any advice, suggestion is very welcome and much needed.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Jan 21, '07
Quote from tinu
Can you tell me what school it is that has a 15-month accelerated BSN for non-nursing BS degree holders?
There are a lot of programs now that offer the accelerated
programs for folks with current Bachelor's in other fields who want to transition to nursing. The amount of time, prereqs, and other requirements will vary from college to college. They do not
require an ADN/ASN or RN or any healthcare related experience before admittance as I checked in to several of them before starting an ADN program. I imagine there are many programs across the U.S. that offer this option. Where I live in the midwest, there are at least three that I am familiar with.
I would suggest starting with this website to investigate schools; I'm sure there are many others, but this would be one place to begin:
Last edit by WDWpixieRN on Jan 21, '07