Accelerated BSN Programs - page 6

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

  1. Visit  AnonEmus profile page
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    RN 2 BE, with your history, an accelerated program isn't logical or wise. Plus it is unlikely an accelerated BSN program would accept you.

    You might want to consider a 2 year BSN program that has an option to get an LVN after one year. If you had been in such a program, you'd have something to show for your efforts. If you entered such a program, getting the LVN doesn't mean you stop your studies. You continue for the second year until you get the RN. If things don't go well in the second year, at least you have the LVN.
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  3. Visit  AtomicWoman profile page
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    As someone who just finished an accelerated program, I have to agree with jpchouston. You are unlikely to get accepted and you might get frustrated with the intense pace of an ABSN. Be kind to yourself and go for a 2-year program where you'll have more time to study.
  4. Visit  MaritesaRN profile page
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    I agree w/ JPchouston. I did the LVN when I temporarily suspended my RN study...I had an excellent Dean of Nursing and she was the best suportive and wise woman, and adviced me to go to the LVN for one semester, and I was done. I was able to work w/ the LVN license , and believe me there were some pluses , since in some places they will hire the LVN instead of an RN as a cost effective steps in their budgets. Llater on I decided to go back and finish the RN. I too have a Bachelors in Arts of Journalism. We do not stop learning, and our interests may vary and change as time goes on.
    In your case , when you decide to go for your Masters--- your bachelors in Psychology should really catapult you in the Masters of Mental Health, as an RN!
  5. Visit  Sheeco profile page
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    Quote from pgold
    Hi everyone. I am just curious if any of you have a knowledge of how intense are the ABSN programs in South Florida?
    I am accepted in the ABSN in January of 2011 Barry University/Miami ( 15 months ),but i can also do the regular BSN which starts in August of this year. I am trying to make up my mind which one will fit my needs better!
    Regards
    Congratulations on being accepted at Barry! I have 2 degrees from there and would like to get my nursing degree there as well but have no idea what to expect. My CPR card expired so I would have to do that again, plus check my vaccines. This stuff I know but the rest of it is what I am clueless about.

    What GPA do you have if you don't mind me asking?

    Did you have to take the TEAS or HESI test?

    I was thinking the accelerated but would consider the generic as well. I just want to get in but I wouldn't be able to start until 2012. Still finishing my pre-req's as I am also applying to MDC and was told after 10 years you need to take them over again.

    If you can give me the low down about the whole process I would greatly appreciate it, especially how GPA is factored in.

    On there website I see their pre-requisites, so are only those classes calculated into the GPA or your whole degree?

    Thank you!!
  6. Visit  le parisien profile page
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    Dear all,
    I' m looking for an easy and non expensive online RN to BSN program . Sorry if I m changing the subject.
    Best regards to all.
    Z
  7. Visit  AnonEmus profile page
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    I don't know about easy, but take a look at this: http://stateu.com/uta/ProgramInfo.aspx?id=228

    I'm enrolled at UTA right now taking intro to nursing. They are pretty well organized. They also offer all pre-BSN courses online.

    You should also look at UTEP's program. Unlike almost all RN to BSN programs, it does not require 30 hours of nursing classes. Instead, it requires 20 hours of nursing and 10 hours of general courses.
  8. Visit  puma123 profile page
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    dear atomicwoman ,
    i have read some emails from this web site, and i have a concern. one student who graduated in 2007 mentioned that in his class absn program the 63 students were started the program, and 18 only are graduated. is it true that graduation rate almost 20%? and if it is true what is the mail issue, you think, of such difficult progression of most students if this program? i am accepted to absn from spring 11. i'll be appreciated for any response about difficulties some students really can have and why to go through this program?
    thank you.
  9. Visit  AtomicWoman profile page
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    That seems like an extremely low graduation rate. My class started at 115 students and ended up with 99 graduating. That's an 86% graduation rate. Of the ones who dropped out, quite a few came back the next year or transferred into the longer BSN program. The main problems are: the required speed of knowledge acquisition, family problems that prevent someone from putting the studying time in that they need to do (and so they fail a course), and money issues. Sometimes personal illness is an issue, too.
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  10. Visit  Amelia422 profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to allnurses and am so glad that I found this thread! I just graduated from college in May with a BA in Psychology and am very interested in applying to accelerated BSN programs. I'm currently working as a clinical research coordinator in the surgery department of a busy NYC hospital. I often get to observe surgeries, and just got certified in phlebotomy at the hospital because I will need to be able to draw blood for one of the clinical trials I coordinate. I didn't realize until my senior year in college that I wanted to be a nurse, so my healthcare experience before now is very limited which is why I got a job with lots of patient contact...I'm hoping that will help me get accepted somewhere! My undergraduate GPA was high, but I did not take a lot of science courses. Assuming I do well in the prerequisite classes and get strong letters of recommendation from my current job, I'm just wondering what my chances are at getting into one of the ABSN programs. I have heard that acceptance is extremely competitive, and I was hoping that some people who have been accepted wouldn't mind sharing what their GPA was and what previous clinical experience they had when applying so I can get a better idea of how qualified (or not!) I am. Thanks so much!
  11. Visit  MaritesaRN profile page
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    Quote from Amelia422
    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to allnurses and am so glad that I found this thread! I just graduated from college in May with a BA in Psychology and am very interested in applying to accelerated BSN programs. I'm currently working as a clinical research coordinator in the surgery department of a busy NYC hospital. I often get to observe surgeries, and just got certified in phlebotomy at the hospital because I will need to be able to draw blood for one of the clinical trials I coordinate. I didn't realize until my senior year in college that I wanted to be a nurse, so my healthcare experience before now is very limited which is why I got a job with lots of patient contact...I'm hoping that will help me get accepted somewhere! My undergraduate GPA was high, but I did not take a lot of science courses. Assuming I do well in the prerequisite classes and get strong letters of recommendation from my current job, I'm just wondering what my chances are at getting into one of the ABSN programs. I have heard that acceptance is extremely competitive, and I was hoping that some people who have been accepted wouldn't mind sharing what their GPA was and what previous clinical experience they had when applying so I can get a better idea of how qualified (or not!) I am. Thanks so much!

    Gpa may be important , but the focus is how much of the science pre requisites have you completed? ( might need a pre req algebra, then organic chem and this might need a basic chem pre req, anatomy and might need a biology pre reqs.......... see what I mean?
    You might want to take the sciences first before getting into the BSN and spare yourself a stressful period if you take the sciences and the BSN program at the same time. Do the sciences pre reqs first. Getting these done affects your acceptance points.
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  12. Visit  AtomicWoman profile page
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    I agree that the science courses are critical. They really do look closely at those grades in making acceptance decisions. I had a 4.0 in my science prerequisites which surely did not hurt my chances. My undergrad GPA was 3.97, but I also had 2 advanced degrees. I had no direct healthcare experience and my program was not terribly focused on whether or not we had previous experience. Good luck!
  13. Visit  winnieleigh profile page
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    I graduated from an accel program, and I felt very qualified and ready to start work.
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  14. Visit  pbteach profile page
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    The link left off another accelerated BSN program which just began this past January - Florida State University in Tallahassee. I am in the first graduating class (12/11/10) and would be happy to answer any questions!


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