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This is a discussion on 6-Year Plan!?! in Nursing Online Distance Learning, part of Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities ... I am a SAHM to 3 boys. I started this job nearly 12 years ago with my high-school sweetheart of 17...by SAHM23Boys Aug 14, '12I am a SAHM to 3 boys. I started this job nearly 12 years ago with my high-school sweetheart of 17 years. I always knew my first job would be a "Homemaker" and then I would be able to pursue my "Dream Job" of being a nurse. I have always wanted to go into the nursing field. I remember telling my Kindergarten teacher I wanted to be a nurse just like my mom. Having kids has only intensified this urge of being a RN. See my oldest son was born with a Diaphragmatic hernia and spent 18days in the NICU. Then 2 years later my twins were born at 28-wks spending 6 and 8 weeks in the NICU as well as coming home on APNEA and O2 for the first 6-months of their lives.I want to start taking my prereq classes and get them out of the way. I am looking towards my BSN degree within the next 6-years, that is when my husband will get to retire from the state and I will hopefully get to start my RN career.I am wondering what classes I can take now that will carry over for when I start the 4-year RN-BSN program. Also am I being to ambitious right now? Should I step back and wait another year or two before I start these classes? Thank you for your time
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- Aug 14, '12 by Jennie.KYou will need to find which BSN program you want to do. Then, contact them and ask what prereqs you need and what will transfer.
- Thank you Jennie.K
- Aug 14, '12 by a016202It took me about 6-7 to finish my BSN. I was a single mom at the time so I took my prerequisites over the course of 4 years then full-time clinicals/diadactic for 18 months. Hard but awesome. Now at 44 I just finished my MSN. You can do it!!
- THANK you so much! That is my plan to do all my prerequisites over the next 4-years and then full time clinicals. Now I just need to research programs that will allow this to happen. CONGRATS on your MSN that is a huge accomplishment! You should be so proud of yourself. I would love to pick your brain more about how you started this prereq plan. I will PM you my email if you don't mind?
- Aug 14, '12 by a016202I can't figure out how to PM on here. On my mobile now, maybe I can figure it out tomorrow on my PC. I'd be happy to answer any questions.
- Quote from a016202No worries, I can't figure it out either and I am on my PC lolI can't figure out how to PM on here.
- Aug 15, '12 by nrobinson7Some schools require that all pre reqs were taken within the past five years of your expected start date. I started taking the pre reqs two years ago and began the application process for this fall last November.
- Aug 15, '12 by SAHM23BoysQuote from nrobinson7Thank you for that. These are things I need to know when looking into colleges.Some schools require that all pre reqs were taken within the past five years of your expected start date.
a016202 and nrobinson7: Did you do your pre reqs classes all online or through a CC?
- Aug 15, '12 by StephalumpI think the most important thing is to look at the websites of all the schools you'd like to apply to and read them thoroughly. They should have all the classes you need to take listed our, as well as how old they can be when you apply. In order to avoid having to retake sciences, I would just start simply like you would with any degree. English, History, Government, etc. Then, as time gets closer I'd start taking sciences like Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology one at a time. If your school requires an entrance exam, you'll want to check timeframes that you can take it and plan to study.
For now, though, I would just focus on the easy stuff like gen ed You never know when a school's policies will change, and being so many years away from applying, you'll probably have to do some things differently than they're done now.
I don't think you're being overly ambitious! You're excited and that's awesome. Plus, life has a way of throwing curve balls at you and changing plans, so I don't think you'll regret getting what you can out of the way when the stars are actually aligned!