4 years in a CC??!

  1. 0 I've been in a CC for 2 years and If i don't want to take 2 science classes on top of other required classes in one semester it's going to take me another 2 years!! Is this normal or are all of you guys out within 2 or 3 years?
  2. Visit  hereyee profile page

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  3. Visit  runsalot profile page
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    How many credits do you take a semester? Some of my classmates took that long. Because they were going part time
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  4. Visit  its.jess.duh profile page
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    I was out of my CC in two years, but I did take 1 course each summer so that I would finish in time to turn in nursing school applications. Also, there were at least two semesters that I was doubled up on science classes. I took A&P 1 with Microbiology and then I took A&P 2 with Chemistry. It was tough but definitely doable. And now that I am in nursing school I know that the stress of taking those two science classes at the same time is nothing compared to the stress of my nursing program, so in my opinion, you might as well double up on science courses and get used to it!
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  5. Visit  rubato profile page
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    I worked my behind off and got all my prereqs in in 4 semesters (2 summers included). Then, my nursing degree is taking me another 2 years. Then, a year of full time bridge for the BSN. I feel like I will never be out of school.
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  6. Visit  amberdawn85 profile page
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    ^This. I never understand when people ask if certain classes with be to difficult together when you are about to walk into a difficult nursing program.

    It had a bachelors degree when I started my nursing journey but I had 11 pre-reqs to do complete, I'm finishing the last of them right now. It took me 10 months to do those 11 classes.
  7. Visit  Marsha238612 profile page
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    It took me 4 semesters to finish off my prereqs, 2 summers included. So it felt like time went by very quickly ( I was done in a year w prereqs) because I took many classes every semester.

    if you don't have the choice to take on a heavier load then it'll take longer.

    Look into the nursing program of your choice because at some programs, science classes expire, and you would have to retake them

    Definitely see an adviser @(*_*)@

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  8. Visit  LoriBSN2b profile page
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    That's normal..... An ADN is really a four year degree and a BSN is a 5 or 6 year degree.
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  9. Visit  hereyee profile page
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    Quote from lorirn2b
    That's normal..... An ADN is really a four year degree and a BSN is a 5 or 6 year degree.
    Thank you Lorirn2b, I really needed to hear that I've been feeling crappy about it all daylol
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  10. Visit  manusko profile page
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    Quote from lorirn2b
    That's normal..... An ADN is really a four year degree and a BSN is a 5 or 6 year degree.
    BSNs I looked at were 4 yrs. it depends on if you are attending full-time. One BSN was one additional semester for transfer students because their nursing portion was 5 semesters but still only 4 years for students who started there.
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  11. Visit  its.jess.duh profile page
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    Quote from lorirn2b
    That's normal..... An ADN is really a four year degree and a BSN is a 5 or 6 year degree.
    I am in a BSN program and it took 2 years for pre-reqs and 2 years for the nursing portion. If you go full time for each semester, a BSN should only take 4 years. That's not to say that everyone does it that way, but you can't really say a BSN is a 5-6 year degree. Not where I am from anyway.

    I looked in to ADNs also when I was staring my pre-reqs and they usually take 1-2 semesters for pre-reqs depending on the requirements, and then 2 years to complete the ADN program. Again, that's in Texas. Maybe it's different in other areas.
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  12. Visit  sjalv profile page
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    Quote from rubato
    I worked my behind off and got all my prereqs in in 4 semesters (2 summers included). Then, my nursing degree is taking me another 2 years. Then, a year of full time bridge for the BSN. I feel like I will never be out of school.
    This is my exact same situation. 4 semesters (including summers) to finish prereqs, then the nursing program is 4 more semesters. My RN-BSN will take 1 year if I go full time.
  13. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    In my area, a ASN at a CC is four years...I actually saw a silver lining when I failed my ASN program many moons ago; my rationale was if I am going to be in school FULL TIME for four years, I want a four year degree...fast forward many moons ahead (and many years experience as a LPN included while going to a part-time accelerated BSN program); it was worth the journey...

    If you feel as though with circumstances (as well as job prospects) that the four years invested are worth going into a BSN program, consider that as well; Most BSN programs are 4-5 years, including pre-req's; can go up to 5-6 years if there are preceptorships-depending on how preceptorships fit into the program; it still may go to 5 years.
  14. Visit  PurpleLover profile page
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    I had to take two years of pre-requisites before applying to the program, so yes.
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