How long is your nursing program? - page 2

I was just curious to find out how long your nursing programs are. I'm starting my real nursing courses this fall (yay!) :) for my BSN. It lasts for 5 semesters (but only includes the fall & spring... Read More

  1. by   SBUalum03
    My program is 6 semesters, not including the summer. I'll be starting my pre-req's this Fall and should finish Spring 07. It seems so far away, but so close at the same time. My first four years of college was a breeze when I look back on it.
  2. by   danaRN2b
    2 years, 4 or 5 semesters...I'm not sure if we go in the summer or not. I do know that we have to be licensed as an LPN before we can start our second year. I start in August of 2004 and will graduate after Spring of 2006...I can't wait to get started! :hatparty:
  3. by   FutureNurse2005
    mine is 8 semesters (4 years) plus 2 preceptorships (end of third year, end of 4th year)
    This is for a BSCN in Ontario, Canada.
  4. by   Jill1215
    Mine is 5 semesters. Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Summer 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006....GRADUATION!
  5. by   sdg
    3 semesters once you get into the nursing program.
  6. by   allthingsbright
    We have the following pre reqs/ co reqs:
    psych
    speech
    chemistry
    history
    comp 1
    a&p
    micro
    human lifespan
    sociology

    then we have 4 semesters of nursing courses. So, it is "possible" to do this all in about 5 semesters-but my school recommends you do all pre/co reqs prior to "entering the program"-so my ADN program can take from 2.5 to 4 years.
  7. by   ShellyNC
    My program is 3 semesters for LPN. Fall, Spring and Summer. I will transition to RN after I work for a while which will be an additional 3 semesters. RN is 5 semesters otherwise.
  8. by   HisTreasure
    My LPN program is 3 semesters. The bridge program I am going into afterwards is 2 semesters (M-F 8AM-4PM). So, I guess the answer in total is 5 semesters, but only because I will be CLEPing the last of my pre/co reqs and going directly into the bridge, since I only have 3 or 4 left from my almost completed (but changed majors :uhoh21: ) AA degree from 2001.
  9. by   tiff82
    the program im in only takes 4 semesters
  10. by   jenrninmi
    Mine is 5 semesters also, but summers are included.
  11. by   Ruylupez
    Our program, including prereqs, could be finished in a minimum of 5 semesters with summers off if you work your rear off.

    Most people take an extra semester or two on prereq/coreqs before starting the actual nursing classes and take other classes during summers. One of my friends in class has been going at this part time for 4 years already and we still have one year to go.
  12. by   wannabebabyRN
    Mine is also fall spring summer, fall, spring....then rn . I start on Aug. 18 I am so excited. But its such a long time away before rn.
  13. by   purplemania
    Programs are designed around standard established by the state and other governing bodies (AACN, NLN, etc.). Our local university requires 123 hours to complete the BSN program. The "generic" students, who are not working and can go to day classes, can finish the program in 8 semesters plus part of one summer. However, the majority of students are working, so they enroll in 2-3 classes a semester, which extends their time.

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