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- by CNAKim2009 Nov 23, '09Hello all! I'm a CNA 1 and I'm currently at Mitchell Community College taking my prereqs for the Associate Nursing Program. In my prowling around this site, I've come across a few posts that mentioned applying at schools offering a BSN as well. Is this possible, to go from a CNA straight to taking BSN classes? Or do you have to get your Associate degree first? I'd really love to get my BSN, and if it means taking out two years of classes, all the better! Thanks!
- Nov 23, '09 by elkparkThere's no requirement that people complete an ADN program before pursuing a BSN. It's entirely up to you whether a community college program or a BSN program would be a better option for you in your particular circumstances.
Many people go straight from high school to four year colleges/universities, without any steps in between. A nursing major is no different from any other major in that sense.
I would encourage you to talk to all the pre-licensure nursing programs (nursing programs that prepare you for licensure and entry into nursing) in your area and see what they have to offer you and what your chances are of getting accepted. Then you'll have the information to decide which is your best choice.