Question regarding prereq's and admission to BsN programme in US :-)

  1. hey all,

    i'm a canadian (soon to be 4th year) bscn student with a quick question, as i don't quite understand the differences between the admissions to this programm between the us and ontario.

    i'm hearing of people asking what your gpa was *prior* to entry into the program...and taking "prereq's". what's the procedure for beginning a bsn program?

    up here, we apply straight from highschool. of course there are certain highschool credits which we had to obtain prior to application, but there are no post-secondary courses that we have to take to be admitted.

    would someone mind clarifying for me please? thanks sooo much!! :-)

    *yay for exams being done btw*

    lys
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  3. by   mitchsmom
    The requirements vary from state to state and often from school to school. In Florida, we have the following state-madated college level prerequisites that we have to have done before entering a nursing program (link):
    http://www.fgcu.edu/chp/nursing/bsn-prereqs.html
    (note that the page says you have to have 60 credit hours, that is just for a 4 year BSN program, 2 year ADN programs would generally only require the prerequisites listed in the chart (about 30 hours), but not 60 full hours).
    Hope that helps.
  4. by   Lys
    Thanks for the info!

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