How many semesters is your nursing program - page 2
how many semesters is your nursing program and does this includes the summer term as well? if you are already in the program, let us know what semester you are in as well. (trying to make... Read More
Jun 27, '02 by nursing 101Attending a 4 year University but for me it will only take 5 semesters 1 summer of nursing classes... I had most of the classes to satisfy the BSN curriculum...
If you are entering as a freshman, God help you! Because there's no saying when you'll get out!... lol
Well I guess we all have the courage since we are choosing a profession that's not so easy... to put up with. I do truly believe that nursing (in some ways) is a calling...
Jun 27, '02 by Nurz2BI attend a 2 year junior college. I am in the RN program it lasts
2 full years or 6 semesters so we go all the way without breaks.
It has been tiring, but I'd rather do it that way and get it over with.
I am in my last semester-hooray! I graduate 8/7/02. :roll :roll
Jun 27, '02 by subecI'm in a BSN program here in Texas, and the nursing classes are 4 semesters. Although, most people take 5 so that you don't have to do your electives along with your other classes. So, next summer, I'll do my two electives. I haven't decided which ones I will take, but thankfully I don't have to decide now.
Jun 27, '02 by NurseAngie, RNYou have to go all 5 semesters even though you're an LPN?
Peace & Happy Nursing~Angie
Jun 27, '02 by Love-A-Nurseoriginally posted by nurseangie
you have to go all 5 semesters even though you're an lpn?
peace & happy nursing~angie
no, i did not have to. i choose to. at the school i am attending, there are two different programs. generic, it is 5 semesters and lpn mobility, which is 4 semesters. the other differences are, in the generic, you actually take the fundamentals of nursing class, and with the lpn mobility, you clep out of it and of course with the lpn mobility, you take a transitional class from already "being" an lpn to begin to "function" as an rn.
the last three semesters are the same for both programs....so we are only talking about one extra semester, as i see it and i know several lpns who decided to go through this route as well.
the other different the generic being 5 semester starts every fall and the lpn mobility starts every spring, so i felt that i needed the class a refresher for me instead of just taking the clep exam.
i want to "start fresh" if you will. both program (me (an lpn) starting this august 2002 and the lpns, starting in january 2003) will graduate may 2004.
there are some schools in our state takes 5 semester to complete regardless if you are an lpn or not and this school i know of is the one i withdrew from this pass spring 2002, not because of this but personal problems. on the other hand, there is the school that i went to lpn school at has a mobility program for lpns and it takes 3 semesters full time and 6 semesters part times, but it is the distance that stands in the way for me.
i am long winded....sorry!
Jun 27, '02 by Rena RN 20037 quarters of core nursing here in ohio at my cc. i'm in my 4th quarter (psych nursing) and will grad june 6, 2003
Jun 27, '02 by NurseAngie, RNHey girl,
Thank you for your answer to my question. I am also going back through the entire program since I am choosing not to work LTC/nursing homes at this point to meet the program requirement of one year work experience in the past 3 years...I did not work any of the 3years that I was in Italy. I am not complaining....I look forward to classes and I am under NO stress to pass NCLEX-PN boards since I am already licensed. :roll
I am also beginning classes in August and I'm due to graduate in May 2004. I'd love to keep in touch with you since we're doing the same thing.
All My Best,
Jun 27, '02 by Love-A-Nurseoriginally posted by nurseangie
thank you for your answer to my question. i am also going back through the entire program since i am choosing not to work ltc/nursing homes at this point to meet the program requirement of one year work experience in the past 3 years...i did not work any of the 3years that i was in italy. i am not complaining....i look forward to classes and i am under no stress to pass nclex-pn boards since i am already licensed. :roll
i am also beginning classes in august and i'm due to graduate in may 2004. i'd love to keep in touch with you since we're doing the same thing.
all my best,
angieLast edit by Love-A-Nurse on Aug 6, '02
Jun 28, '02 by fnimat1Myat my college is 4 semesters. At the end of the 4 semesters we are eligible to take the NCLEX and we also graduate with an Associate's degree.
Jun 28, '02 by bhppyWell the only 4 semester program we have out here is for the RPN (LPN).
Besides that our only other option is the 4 year BScN.
I wonder why there are so many different programs in the States?
No wonder people (including myself) are confused about the nursing profession and the scope of practice for each!
Jun 28, '02 by Whisper, BSNUhm, well apart from my usual count down/membership bar... I am on a BSc Nursing course, and it is made up of 9 semesters, 3 each year.
I started in September 2001, and will complete hopefully in July 2004!!
2 down, 7 to go
Jun 30, '02 by Forevermomof54 semesters here....but for the pre-reqs you can add on another 3-4 semesters, depending on how fast you go.
Our program is an Associate's degree of nursing, so we will be RNs and not LPNs like bhppy. Thank goodness!
I am in the first semester of the and only 3 after this! YEA!
Jun 30, '02 by peaceful2100At my school the nursing portion of the program is 5 semesters long but in total the whole thing is 8 semesters long. (it is a BSN program). So we have to take all those extra classes which were fun but if you don't want to be bothered with them then you shouldn't. I enjoyed them though.