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- by Triple A's Dec 31, '07Hi all,
Does anyone know of schools in georgia that offers BSN degree to RN's? I am looking for a program that can be completed in 2 years or less.
- Jan 2, '08 by yellow finchKennesaw State University has a transitions program that can be done at your own pace. You can go full-time or just take one course at a time. Many of those courses have an online option as well. I think the full-time program is around 1.5 years.
Where in Brooklyn are you from? Are you moving to the south?
- Jan 2, '08 by Triple A'sThanks. I live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I plan to relocate to Georgia after graduation. I was recently accepted into a ASN program here in NY. I wanted to make sure that once I am finished, I will be able to find a program in Georgia that offers BSN transition part time since I plan on working while in school.
How difficult is it to get into the BSN program?
- Jan 2, '08 by llgOne piece of advice I would give anyone looking for an RN-BSN program:
Ask around your workplace. Find out where other people have gone and how satisfied with the program they have been. In my many years of being a both a student and a professor, I have found that upperclassmen are one of the great under-utilized resources in education. It is to your advantage to have people close by who can:
1. Give you first-hand knowledge about the program
2. Help you with some of your classes
3. Sell you used textbooks
4. Give you practical advice on how to make things work for you -- from a fellow student's perspective.
Being the only person you know in a program can work, but it is a bit more of a gamble than attending a school where you know some upperclassmen who can serve as unofficial mentors for you.
- Jan 2, '08 by PreRN KatieGeorgia State and Clayton College & State University both have RN to BSN programs as well. I'm not sure about their admissions rates but I know KSU's RN-BSN program is a lot easier to get into than their straight BSN or ABSN programs. Hope that helps!
- Jan 2, '08 by yellow finchQuote from Triple A'sI'm from Brooklyn, too! Grew up in Brighton Beach and lived all around the boroughs. Which program did you get into up there?Thanks. I live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I plan to relocate to Georgia after graduation. I was recently accepted into a ASN program here in NY. I wanted to make sure that once I am finished, I will be able to find a program in Georgia that offers BSN transition part time since I plan on working while in school.
How difficult is it to get into the BSN program?
The traditional KSU program is competitive, but as far as I can tell, the RN-BSN program is mostly a matter of applying and starting when you're ready. I graduated from the accelerated program 4 years ago and can give you some insight into what it's like there if you do decide to apply.
There's also Kennestone hospital nearby (where I work) if you were looking to remain employed while in school.
Kennesaw is about 40 minutes north of Atlanta in the 'burbs. Just remember that when you move here you'll be stuck driving everywhere unless you're in the city. The one thing I miss the most is not having a subway or bus to hop onto. Driving has shortened my lifespan in the last 5 years since moving here. :uhoh21:Last edit by yellow finch on Jan 2, '08
- Jan 2, '08 by Triple A'sI got accepted to Cochran school of nursing in yonkers and Nassau Community College. I am thinking of going with Cochran since it is smaller and offers more clinical hours. I also have a friend that went there and loves it. I was thinking about moving to kennesaw upon graduation is thehospital you work for close to that area?
How do you like working in GA?
- Jan 3, '08 by yellow finchKennestone Hospital is only 2 exits away on the highway from Kennesaw State University. I work with several nurses who completed the RN-BSN program, and one who is currently enrolled there. I'm pretty certain the advisor there is still the same as when I was a student. She's really nice and helpful although always swamped with the amount of work it takes with applications and acceptances.
Since I've only worked in GA as a RN, I have nothing to compare it to. However, it's taken me a little time to adjust to the work and only about 2 years to find the area that suits me best. I'm in the Neuro ICU at Kennestone and really, really love it. I can honestly say that this is the first time I've actually enjoyed nursing. If you want some advice on which departments are best to work for I'll be happy to fill you in once you're ready to apply. I'll probably have graduated from my FNP program by then, so no referral bonus for us to share. (Maybe a friend of mine would be willing to help out with that).
When do you think you'll get started with your ASN degree?
- Jan 3, '08 by Triple A'sI start the program in september, depending on how well I progress, I can ask for admittance into the fast track program which will allow me to graduate in January 2010 instead of June 2010. so hopefully, I should be heading to GA by summer 2010. I am interested in working in L/D, ER or psych, do you have any idea how difficult it would be for a new grad to get a job in any of those fields?