Looking to enter NursingRegister Today!
- by ks0304 Jul 10, '08I am currently working full-time but looking to change careers and go into nursing. I have a BA from Northeastern and have looked into their BSN Accelerated Program but they make you go for your Master's which I don't really want to do at this time. I've also looked into BHCC and North Shore. Does anyone have any suggestions about which is the best program or the best way to go--BSN or Associate's?
- Jul 11, '08 by ladybugseaIf you can do the BSN program, that would be the way to go. Many people have to do ADN due to having to work, families, etc (I did and got a fabulous education for cheap). I know someone who went to Regis and was able to do only the second bachelors (I thought originally she had to do the MS but no, she was able to stop). The CCs are really tough to get into, they just can't even remotely take all the qualified candidates. Good luck with your decision!
- Jul 11, '08 by A_SimpI had my BS in another field and took all the prerequistes at a local CC and did my ASN through Lawrence Memorial/Regis College nursing program.
After gratuation I had the option of continuing onward at Regis for my BSN/MSN. I want to take a break from school, work awhile to get some experience and perspective before I go back.
Here is their link. www.lmregisnurse.org
- Jul 15, '08 by ERICA57Hi:
UMass Boston has an Accelerated BSN ....deadine is 2/1 for a next summer start. Less costly than the others to be sure. Cohorts for a number of the accelerated programs are small.
Not true about the not getting into the CC's...with a high enough placement (usually the TEAS test) score and top grades in your science prereqs, you can be accepted.
I know Roxbury CC does not have a waiting list, Middlesex CC's wait (for a friend of mine) was about 3/4 year..but you just continue taking required science courses during that time so its not wasted time at all. If you're going the CC route try to take the prereqs at the CC you want to attend..some CC's look upon you more favorably if you're one of "their" students.
- Jul 23, '08 by NurseKatie08If you want to go the BSN route, I highly reccommend Salem State College. Much cheaper than a BSN at a private school, and the program is really great! Please feel free to PM me if you'd like more information.
Salem State '08
- Jul 29, '08 by LittleWing21After I got my BS in sports med, I was in the same boat. Got into an accel. masters and into a ASN program. Though my family thought I was crazy, I went with the associates. I am so glad I did! I just graduated, and the program was amazing (Cape Cod Community College btw). I learned so much and for so cheap!!!!
I wanted to be able to work and support myself. I also didn't want to be rushed to choose a specialty. It's such an individual decision, lots of factors to think about. Just remember, either way you still get the lovely title of "RN"
- Aug 12, '08 by Selene006Quote from NurseKatie08I am currently an LPN and I applied to Salem State a few months ago. I was wondering if you attended the day session or evening session, and appoximately how many students did you take Nursing courses with? I am eager to attend, but I haven't yet recieved an answer from the school! Were there some courses that were ONLY offered during certain semesters, and how did you enjoy the clinical rotations?If you want to go the BSN route, I highly reccommend Salem State College. Much cheaper than a BSN at a private school, and the program is really great! Please feel free to PM me if you'd like more information.
Salem State '08
- Aug 14, '08 by NurseKatie08Quote from tainaonlyI attended the day BSN program--I was right out of high school with no previous degree. I'd guess that the lectures probably had 40ish students in them, but the classes seemed to get smaller as I progressed in the program. I enjoyed the clinical rotations, as I was able to get a good mix of some experience in Boston, and experience in community hosptials on the North Shore. There seemed to be about 6 to 8 students in each clinical. The day program operates on a quarter system, once you get to the clinical rotations (for example, in fall of senior year, you take mental health & critical care--half the class takes mental health first quarter, half takes critical care, then you switch.) but most all courses are offered every semester, at least from what I remember. (Clinical courses are NOT offered in the summer semester, though.) I know that one of my classmates reads these boards, so perhaps she may chime in as well.I am currently an LPN and I applied to Salem State a few months ago. I was wondering if you attended the day session or evening session, and appoximately how many students did you take Nursing courses with? I am eager to attend, but I haven't yet recieved an answer from the school! Were there some courses that were ONLY offered during certain semesters, and how did you enjoy the clinical rotations?
Are you looking to take the day or evening program? Good luck--hope you hear something soon. Feel free to PM me if you want any more information
- Aug 14, '08 by Selene006I am looking to start in the day program and recently submitted proof of my licensure. However, it's been hard to get someone on the phone! I'm hoping to hear word back from transfer admissions by end of the month.
Thanks for the information!
- Nov 18, '11 by lizbee227I know its been about three years since anyone commented on this post, but I was wondering if anyone would know of the minimum GPA for an accepted student to Salem State? Also, what exactly is the admissions process like?