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Where to find Accelerated BSN with good clinicals - page 2

I have been browsing through tons of colleges offering all kinds of nursing programs and promising they are the best. I already have bachelors degree in non medical field so it makes it very tempting... Read More

  1. Visit  Kisskaos profile page
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    Wow! This Mount Aloysis College sounds really awesome! It might be the best option to get both ADN and BSN in 2 years.
    I'm on my TEAS preparation right now so I will have to take a look on all suggested schools in a couple of days. Thank you all, I really appreciate your help!
  2. Visit  Fireman767 profile page
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    your from NYC so im sure you considered Columbia, Stony Brook (my Alma Mater), maybe yale. But the ABSN is more of a sprint to complete it, and if your like me and you cant spend 8 hours in a classroom in a straight row, the ABSN option may not be right. My ADN/BSN may take 2 years but i have more time to practice and the other benefit is i'm sandwiched between a large (for the area at least) trauma center and a well known teaching hoospital (that also has a nursing program). And pittsburgh is about an hour away.
  3. Visit  allycat77 profile page
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    sorry wrong post!
    Last edit by allycat77 on Mar 19, '13 : Reason: mistake
  4. Visit  allycat77 profile page
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    Quote from bug2621
    Well, It really depends on if you are willing to move. I recently graduated from Winston Salem State University's ABSN program, in NC and you will earn a BSN. There are some leadership courses but that's the nature of the beast with a BSN. You will of course have Med-Surg, Maternity, Pediatric, Mental Health and Community rotations. At the end of it all you will have to complete a 120-hour preceptorship where you work one on one with a nurse in an adult medical-surgical area. Ultimately I feel that this program gives you a well rounded curriculum that prepares you to be a BSN nurse.

    As far as ADNs having to work in nursing homes vs hospitals, I'm not sure that is a definite generalizations, but rather it depends on the area you live in. Here the hospital I work at will hire ADNs, but they have to have their BSN by 2015, so you may as well do a ABSN program.

    Good luck!
    lianna88,
    i dream of getting back to the southeast once i finish my BSN. though my husband can't handle moving back to FL, we feel like NC might be a nice compromise. he is in the tech industry so we think somewhere in the triangle might work. how is it getting into a hospital there? our BSN program has given us a choice of doing our last semester preceptorship in hospitals around the country (as long as they are willing), would that help my chances of getting into a hospital, even though I am from out of state?
  5. Visit  hgiganti profile page
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    Quote from Kisskaos
    Thank you guys for the suggestions! Currently I live in NYC and totally willing to move for a good school.

    Hgiganti, Colorado State University looks very good by any chance, do you remember what was the cut off GPA and is there any pre-entrance exam (TEAS, HESI)?

    Bug2621, I went to WSSU website but couldn't see the accelerated programm.. I guess I have to search for it better. How long did it take you to graduate?

    Lianna88, I guess the ADN vs BSN situation is similar in highly populated neighborhoods since you are saying Phylly has the same problem as NYC.
    The minimum GPA Is a 3.25...they normally average like 3.5 and up though!! (I believe they mainly just look at the pre-req GPA!
    There was no TEAS yet or anything! Good luck!!
  6. Visit  C-130 Load profile page
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    Quote from Kisskaos
    Thank you guys for the suggestions! Currently I live in NYC and totally willing to move for a good school.

    Hgiganti, Colorado State University looks very good by any chance, do you remember what was the cut off GPA and is there any pre-entrance exam (TEAS, HESI)?

    Bug2621, I went to WSSU website but couldn't see the accelerated programm.. I guess I have to search for it better. How long did it take you to graduate?

    Lianna88, I guess the ADN vs BSN situation is similar in highly populated neighborhoods since you are saying Phylly has the same problem as NYC.
    In Colorado there is also the Accelerated BSN at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. The minimum GPA is 2.5, but your pre-req grades do matter. My GPA, due to my prior degree is 2.95 right now. That being said, I did very well on my pre-reqs showing that I am a different student than I was 13 years ago. There is a HESI test requirement, and that counts for a lot, and an interview. They interview 40 and accept 24 students.It is a good school and good program.

    If I have time I will tell you about the experience once classes start here in May.

    There is also Pikes Peak Community College here in the Springs that has a nursing program. There is a dual enrollment option with UCCS. So, you get your 2 year RN from Pikes Peak and finish up at UCCS. You are taking courses at both, but have to pass the NCLEX to take the last course from UCCS. If you have all the required courses done it would mean only 1 semester more after your associates to complete your BSN.

    Good luck with your goals.
  7. Visit  cadyssa profile page
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    Hi

    Do you need a car to get to the clinicals? Are all of the clinical sites located in the city?

    Thanks
  8. Visit  springchick1 profile page
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    Quote from cadyssa
    Hi

    Do you need a car to get to the clinicals? Are all of the clinical sites located in the city?

    Thanks
    I live in a major city in Alabama and some of our hospitals hire ADN's and some of them don't. As for needing a car to get to clinicals, it depends where you do them. We have at least 8 major hospitals in the city I am in but sometimes have to go to other cities for clinicals. It all just depends.
  9. Visit  cadyssa profile page
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    Quote from aubgurl
    I live in a major city in Alabama and some of our hospitals hire ADN's and some of them don't. As for needing a car to get to clinicals, it depends where you do them. We have at least 8 major hospitals in the city I am in but sometimes have to go to other cities for clinicals. It all just depends.
    Thanks

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