What RN to BSN program requires the least prereqs

  1. 0 I really don't feel like wasting my time taking a bunch of pre-reqs to get into a program. I've looked into two so far, and both of them I would need to take 12 or so credits to get in. Is there any that don't? You just need a RN license to get started?
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  4. Visit  chaxanmom profile page
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    I believe the number of credit hours required for a bachelor's degree is pretty standard regardless of your major or your school.
    Last edit by chaxanmom on Sep 29, '07 : Reason: grammar oops
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    Quote from hotdog19d
    I really don't feel like wasting my time taking a bunch of pre-reqs to get into a program. I've looked into two so far, and both of them I would need to take 12 or so credits to get in. Is there any that don't? You just need a RN license to get started?
    Therre are a lot of programs that let you in with just the diploma or your ADN.
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    Yes I understand that. So far both programs I'm looking at I'd need to take quite a few classes(college algebra, 2 more credits A&P, English/Comp II) before I could even start their program. I'm trying to find one that doesn't have those requirements. I don't know if their is one, but it's worth a shot to look. Basically, I'm looking for whatever program I can complete the fastest.
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    Quote from hotdog19d
    Yes I understand that. So far both programs I'm looking at I'd need to take quite a few classes(college algebra, 2 more credits A&P, English/Comp II) before I could even start their program. I'm trying to find one that doesn't have those requirements. I don't know if their is one, but it's worth a shot to look. Basically, I'm looking for whatever program I can complete the fastest.
    The reason they have some classes you have to complete prior to starting the nursing portion is because the nursing classes themselves will be more beneficial with those classes under your belt already. AFAIK there aren't any without those basic pre-reqs. Besides, if the number of required credit hours is the same for all schools and majors then it doesn't matter if you have to take those classes prior to or after starting the nursing portion because the time it takes to complete your degree will be the same.

    IMO if you want to finish quickly look for programs that offer an accelerated track so you can take more classes at a time. That would be most efficient I think.
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    Yea, I think you're right. Whether I like it or not, their is just some classes that I have to take.
  9. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from hotdog19d
    I really don't feel like wasting my time taking a bunch of pre-reqs to get into a program.
    *** Yes, Nova Southeastern in Florida. No prereqs. Just type the school name into Google.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Yes, Nova Southeastern in Florida. No prereqs. Just type the school name into Google.
    http://www.nova.edu/nursing/bsn/cour...uirements.html
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    $495 a credit hour! I think I'll keep looking, so far Ball states seems to be the best for my needs.

    http://www.nova.edu/nursing/tuition.html
    Last edit by hotdog19d on Oct 7, '07 : Reason: spelling
  12. Visit  Lizzy6 profile page
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    How about University of Dundee? They are inexpensive. NLNAC accredited.
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    Quote from Lizzy6
    How about University of Dundee? They are inexpensive. NLNAC accredited.
    Anyone interested in the University of Dundee program need to do lots of homework before enrolling. It doesn't offer what we consider a BSN. At least not one that will let you go farther, i.e. Nurse Practitioner programs.

    Do a search here. Someone from the UK posted a good description of the program and how it compares to US programs.

    Not taking pre-reqs can be short sighted. If you want to go farther, you may end up taking them anyway.
  14. Visit  Lizzy6 profile page
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    Quote from CraigB-RN
    Anyone interested in the University of Dundee program need to do lots of homework before enrolling. It doesn't offer what we consider a BSN. At least not one that will let you go farther, i.e. Nurse Practitioner programs.

    Do a search here. Someone from the UK posted a good description of the program and how it compares to US programs.

    Not taking pre-reqs can be short sighted. If you want to go farther, you may end up taking them anyway.
    That is true Craig, especially if you are looking into other programs such as NP. However, Dundee offers a BN degree and the federal govt, state & VA all accept this degree, as well as pays for tuition for either BN or Masters. So, I guess depending on your position or what your plans are for the future may decide.

    Lizzie
    Last edit by Lizzy6 on Oct 4, '07
  15. Visit  CraigB-RN profile page
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    Quote from Lizzy6
    That is true Craig, especially if you are looking into other programs such as NP. However, Dundee offers a BN degree and the federal govt, state & VA all accept this degree, as well as pays for tuition for either BN or Masters. So, I guess depending on your position or what your plans are for the future may decide.

    Lizzie
    For most people here it doesn't matter if the state accepts it or not. They already have a license.

    Like I've posted before, you have to look at what your final goal is. And the Federal Gov may or may not recognize it depending on what your trying to do. Some of the services may not accept it for commisioning.

    It is an option, like any other out there. People just need to do their homework before commiting to any program.


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