Quote from Somekid5000
Thank you! very informative! I have another question. If I am an RN & want to take the RN TO BSN program, would I need to apply to a university and go back to community college to meet the requirements to get into a university with a BSN program?
First of all did you check aread hospitals to see if they still hire ADN nurses? this is important the paln you are taking will add an extra year to get your BSN, just a thought.
For the ADN/AS or ASN your community college you would enroll in the AS Nursing program as your major.I think this is where you getting confused cause I was too...
When you enroll in community college they will enroll you in BOTH AA AND AS.
This is because the AS or ADN program is limited access and you have to start the prerequisites under the AA. Another reason for they do this is because you will be able to get financial aid to do your prereqs under the AA degree.f
NOTE: You are not completing all the AA degree steps.
After you complete the prereqs then you become eligible to apply to the AS/ADN program and they will move your credit to that program when you are accepted.when you finish the ADN program you take the NCLEX to become an RN.
After you become an RN, you will have to go back either to community college and at the university and complete additional prereqs then apply to their RN to BSN program.
I took the other route. I completed my AA degree first which already includes all the BSN prereqs and then I got accepted to university transferred into the BSN program as a junior. So I will be getting my BSN first then I have to take the NCLEX to become an RN.
The route you take depands on your circumstances