Accelerated BSN Programs - page 3

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Accelerated bsn programs are an innovative approach to nursing education, available for individuals who hold a non-nursing bachelorís or higher degree and who are interested in moving into the field of nursing. Approximately 205... Read More


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    Quote from DanainOrlando
    I know that getting a CNA certification is ridiculous at this point - BUT - it's pretty easy to get, isn't it? Here in Florida, I just took a one week, $295 course at CNA Kwik Track - loved them! - and I am scheduled to take my test Oct. 1. It might be worth it to do something like that if it would get you into an accelerated BSN school.
    Excellent advice, DanainOrlando Sometimes we just have to jump through the hoops to get to where we need to go.
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    I know. I am taking developmental psych right now, and depending on what nursing school I apply to I may have to take ethics and speech. I reeeelly don't want to take these classes, I don't believe for a second they will help me be a better nurse, but I will go ahead and take them if it will get me into the programs that I want.
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    Quote from DanainOrlando
    I know. I am taking developmental psych right now, and depending on what nursing school I apply to I may have to take ethics and speech. I reeeelly don't want to take these classes, I don't believe for a second they will help me be a better nurse, but I will go ahead and take them if it will get me into the programs that I want.
    The programs I am applying to all want different coursework as well (aside from the A&P, micro, and chem) but like you said we have to do what we have to do to get where we want to go! Nutrition is a class I must take for some schools and not for others. Why the variance, I dunno, but oh well ... Good luck!!
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    I start a 10 month accelerated program in Sep. (Panic!!) We are strongly discouraged from working. There were hoops to jump through to get in, ie, my BS is in Psyc and I needed a Psyc prereq (easy A), but I can't wait for the challenge. Pharmacology is taught in a little under a month w/ weekly tests. The program is 3 nonstop, intense semesters, but it has been done before. I can't wait to be working by this time next year.
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    Quote from kitti419
    I start a 10 month accelerated program in Sep. (Panic!!) We are strongly discouraged from working. There were hoops to jump through to get in, ie, my BS is in Psyc and I needed a Psyc prereq (easy A), but I can't wait for the challenge. Pharmacology is taught in a little under a month w/ weekly tests. The program is 3 nonstop, intense semesters, but it has been done before. I can't wait to be working by this time next year.
    Congratulations and best wishes to you
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    Hello,
    I am a recent member so am new to this site. I was just trying to get some advice or feedback on what might be a better option...
    I am a recent college graduate with a BA in a non nursing major.. I have thought about the ABSN programs and was really interested until I got discouraged because of how rigorous and competitive the acceptance is for most of the programs.
    I don't know whether to take the time to do the prereqs and risk not getting accepted to a program... but try to do ABSN anyway, or if I should go to school to become an LVN/LPN first and then continue my education from there...
    I'm looking for the the fastest path, but I am also trying to think realistically if I can afford not to work during the ABSN program or if I will even get accepted to a program.
    Any suggestions or advice would be great!! Thanks!
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    I'm going through the same debates and honestly, only you know your financial situation well enough to answer that. There are LPN programs in my area that are part time - evenings - so I could work as a CNA part time, go to school part time, and graduate in 18 months. Then I could do LPN to RN online and then get my BSN online - all while working.

    You might want to see if there are part time LPN programs in your area.

    It's a longer course, but then you would graduate with MUCH less debt!
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    Quote from kitti419
    I start a 10 month accelerated program in Sep. (Panic!!) We are strongly discouraged from working. There were hoops to jump through to get in, ie, my BS is in Psyc and I needed a Psyc prereq (easy A), but I can't wait for the challenge. Pharmacology is taught in a little under a month w/ weekly tests. The program is 3 nonstop, intense semesters, but it has been done before. I can't wait to be working by this time next year.
    Yikes! Where is there a 10-month program? Our 12-month program is ridiculous enough! Drexel U. always advertised their 11-month program as the shortest in the nation, so I am curious where there is a shorter one. If you want to say, that is. Our Pharm is spread out throughout the 12 months, rather than taught in a (more) concentrated time period.
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    Quote from VickyRN
    Wow... this is amazing. Kudos to you. Did your school of nursing discourage students from working during the accelerated program?
    Yes, they did. We were even told it would be impossible to work even part time while in the program. But, for most of us that wasn't an option. Most had families to take care of or no other way to support just themselves. We did the best we could. I'm not going to lie. It was rough. My schedule was CRAZY, and there were no breaks, but I guess you could say it was worth it in the end. In just 15 months we all had another bachelors degree.
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    Quote from dimcg
    anyone do an online program? are they recognized? any recommendations?
    I have a BS and know I will need some refresher prerequisites as I graduated in 1987 - yikers! looking to go back for nursing and just trying to figure out the best way. I don't mind taking a couple of years to get prerequisites done as my kids are just 3 and 4 so to start the accelerated program when they are in school is best anyway. Any thoughts? advice?
    :heartbeat
    Yes, I have an advice....take the subjects w/ the labs , such as the micro, anatomy, physiology and chemistry. I had a baby and a full time housewife...so what i did is get one class w/ the laboratories, accdg to their order ( pre requisites are required in soem before you can take it. EX: for microbiology , you must have some kind of a biology , some algebra also requires pre requisites, as well as chemistry. Take a subject w/ 5 units (includes lab) one , per semester ! this way you can still be a mother and a wife and still study well since you are not overwhelmed. Finish these sciences one subject per semester until done . Some schools give you points for finishing this before going to the RN program. I was able to get in quick thatn others because of this. There is no way you can mix all these sciences w/ clinical nursing class ......some tried and failed. So be kind to yourself and to your family and pace your schedule --- make it a livable one ! Much luck to you! If you want it bad , you'll make it !:wink2:
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