USM Gulf Coast

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    Hello,

    I'm currently a LPN with a B.S. in biology and would like to get a BSN. My dilemma is this..i'm not sure if I want to go to USM's program or William Carey. I'm also toying with the idea with getting a ADN from MGCCC and just work on getting a BSN online. I guess the problem is quality of education. Not sure what any of these places have to offer. Can anyone shed some light?

    Thanks,
    Sherry
    Last edit by Nurse2BSherry on Sep 20, '09 : Reason: doh! misspellings

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    The University of South Alabama in Mobile has an excellent BSN program. They have a one year program for people who already have a bachelor degree.
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    Quote from Nurse2BSherry
    Hello,

    I'm currently a LPN with a B.S. in biology and would like to get a BSN. My dilemma is this..i'm not sure if I want to go to USM's program or William Carey. I'm also toying with the idea with getting a ADN from MGCCC and just work on getting a BSN online. I guess the problem is quality of education. Not sure what any of these places have to offer. Can anyone shed some light?

    Thanks,
    Sherry
    Quality of the education? That is totally up to the individual. Both programs are good. I work with USA, William Carey, and Southern Mississippi graduates. Like any program, some students excel in the work field while others seem to barely get by. I myself went to USM on the Gulf Coast. I believe they train me well. You have to remember, nursing school just teaches you the basics. Don't expect to know how to manage a ventric drain right out of school or to interpret a 12-lead ekg. I was able to get my CCRN one year out of USM's program and passed with a 88% without really studying (just the three days before the test), so they are a great program.

    If I where you, I would consider the cost of an education. With the Mississippi State Nurses Grant, I was able to pay for 95% of my USM nursing school. Being William Carey is a private school, look to pay way more, IMO.
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    Quote from bucknangler
    Quality of the education? That is totally up to the individual. Both programs are good. I work with USA, William Carey, and Southern Mississippi graduates. Like any program, some students excel in the work field while others seem to barely get by. I myself went to USM on the Gulf Coast. I believe they train me well. You have to remember, nursing school just teaches you the basics. Don't expect to know how to manage a ventric drain right out of school or to interpret a 12-lead ekg. I was able to get my CCRN one year out of USM's program and passed with a 88% without really studying (just the three days before the test), so they are a great program.

    If I where you, I would consider the cost of an education. With the Mississippi State Nurses Grant, I was able to pay for 95% of my USM nursing school. Being William Carey is a private school, look to pay way more, IMO.


    I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for your response! Can you elaborate on the MS State Nurses Grant? Is that like what the state offers teachers? Free tuition if you go work in under-served area?
    Last edit by Gulf Coastie on Nov 11, '09 : Reason: typo
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    Quote from Gulf Coastie
    I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for your response! Can you elaborate on the MS State Nurses Grant? Is that like what the state offers teachers? Free tuition if you go work in under-served area?

    That is correct, I wish I remembered the program in more depth. Basically, they will pay up to 4500 a year for two years. Then you are obligated to work in Mississippi for two years. ANY WHERE IN THE STATE! For every year they pay, you work a year in the State. It is under the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant website. I would post a link, but it appars their website is down for repairs. Good luck!


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