I know that in those accelerated programs, they squeeze in 2 years worth of nursing education into 1 year. Then you take the NCLEX-RN.
I sorta don't want to do an accelerated program, though. How would I get enough clinical experience? Plus, don't the traditional BSN students (i.e., the 19 to 20-year olds) get a lot more reinforcement on the clinical concepts and the critical thinking bit of nursing, because they get more time
for it to all sink in?
I'd actually want to go to a nursing program
nursing, rather than come off as an NCLEX test-prep factory that churns out new grads that are less prepared for actual practice.
Ideally, I'd like some 2nd degree BSN program that's about a year and a half long, rather than the compressed 11-month programs. Are any available?