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I'd also like to see any replies. I have a BA in Sociology and I'm thinking of tanking a CNA class work for a little and then take the LPN or the AD in Nursing. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks. :wink2:
I have a BA in Sociology as well. When I decided to go to nursing school, I spent one year in an ADN program (just to make sure nursing was for me). I then transferred to a private 4-year program. Since I already had the gen ed and electives transferred from my BA, I was able to get my BSN in no time by taking just the nursing and science sequences.
Take your transcripts to both ADN and BSN schools, and ask them to draw up a courseplan for you. Find out how long it will take to get each degree (you may find BSN takes only one or two more semsesers).
Some schools also offer a 'fast track' program for nursing students with prior bahelor degrees (my school had one but dropped it shortly after I enrolled; I'd have had my degree a semester earlier if they had kept the program like they said they would- but that's a whole different post).
Whatever you choose to do, go for it! I found my dual degrees complement each other nicely. Not only do I have a knack for appreciating the family dynamics of my patients, I think I have a keen eye in understanding the group processes that happen within our unit. Good luck!