Quote from lpnmaura
why do lpn? with a ba in another field, you are eligible for an accelarated
master's in nursing. i don't know which university/colleges in georgia offer it, but you could check the ga nurses forum here or the ga bon.
i lived too far away from boston to do a msn so i went the lpn, excelsior rn route but i feel it was the long way around. good luck!!
there a number of programs in georgia...
most colleges will allow you to transfer up to 60 credits. the program i am thinking of will basically take 5 semesters providing the op has a&p 1-2, med micro, and biology -- the 5 semesters are all nursing and clinical.
so with a ba it should take a little over 2 years to complete a bsn. i think thats the way to go. visit www.piedmont.edu
-- daniel school of nursing
an alternative is taking a 2 year rn (adn or diploma if you can find one) and then look at an accelerated rn to bsn program. i personally would recommend the first option i mentioned.
worth mentioning -- georgia offers the "hope scholarship" which will basically pay for your degree providing you have been a resident for 1 year. piedmont also offers a "neighborhood grant" which cuts tuition in half for locals. so you could move to the area and attend for a year at a discount and then move forward once you have hope.
northeast georgia medical center - a hospital local to piedmont offers scholarships as well - service cancellable loans too. georigia needs nurses and values education. somehthing to consider...
and why i emphasize rn...i have had converstations with many administrators...nursing is evolving...lpn is being phased out. the bsn is considered entry level into nursing. in regard to advanced practice...positions that once required a masters degree will now call for a doctorate. i have a friend who has been in pt since the early 90s and has her masters...the hospital is pushing and paying for her doctorate. healthcare is changing...
for thought -- i recieved an email this morning "the camc school of nurse anesthesia program, in conjunction with marshall university's lewis college of business
, awards the doctor of management practice in nurse anesthesia (dmpna) degree at the successful completion of the program of study." this is another example...nurses with doctorates and a business background.
nursing is headed toward dnp by 2015...go for the bsn!