Quote from Tricia76
So a ADN would work? There is a college close to me and it takes 2 years..not bad I think
It takes WAY more than two years. The deadlines to apply for Fall are usually around February of that year. You usually have to sequentially take a bunch of prerequisites (Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry) as most schools rank entrants on their GPA in the prerequisites.
What I mean by sequentially is: Some schools won't let you take Physiology until you have taken Anatomy, you can't Anatomy until you have taken Chemistry for Health Sciences, and you can't take Chem for Health Sciences until you take Basic Chem.
So if you never had any Chemistry, your schedule might look like this:
Semester I: Basic Chem
Semester II: Chem for Health Sciences
Semester III: Anatomy
Semester IV: Physiology / Apply for the Nursing Program in February, get accepted and start in the Fall
Semester V: Nursing I
Semester VI: Nursing II
Semester VII: Nursing III
Semester VIII:Nursing IV
That's about 4 years.
During Semesters I-IV, you can knock out other prerequisites (Electives, Comp, Psych, Sociology) as needed and also knock out some classes you might want if you are going on for a Bachelor's (Microbiology, Statistics, Ethics...)
If you plan to work during your prerequisites, it might take you longer. I would suggest you check into program requirements as soon as you possibly can.