Frantic Question - page 2

by CallieNM

4,178 Unique Views | 25 Comments

If I have a Non-nursing degree (Health Care Administration) Associates Degree, can I get my BSN? Right now I am applying for a LPN program and I was later going to take a bridge from LPN to BSN online. But is it necessary?... Read More


  1. 0
    Quote from marycarney
    It makes sense. But understand that your associate's degree does not really prepare you for any type of specific medical career - expensive or not. Sorry to be so blunt - but it is the truth. Sounds like the program you're looking at is a completion program - and as such, you do not qualify. LPN would be a viable option. I started out as an LPN - and now I have a master's in nursing. Good luck to you. Hope we've been able to clarify things for you.
    Yes you guys have been all helpful. At least helped calm my nerves! My blood was boiling for a second! lol
  2. 1
    Quote from CallieNM

    Yes you guys have been all helpful. At least helped calm my nerves! My blood was boiling for a second! lol
    Yes, I think WellStar is the direction you want to go. I'm sorry you were led astray by heaven knows who, but all you can do is move forward!
    CallieNM likes this.
  3. 1
    i think your confusion might be remedied by reading what i put in bold below. the college appears to offer two programs, a pre-licensure bsn and an accelerated program for someone with a bachelors degree in another field. you do not qualify for the latter, because you have an associates degree. does the college you received your associates at have an articulation agreement with this college? if so, that may mean you can avoid the lower division ge requirements. if not, look for a bsn program through a university. if your associates was from a community college you might be able to shave off a few lower division classes by virtue of your associates. in any case, i think you should seriously consider a bsn, instead of an lpn. it offers more career options, and meshes with your healthcare admin degree. hope this helps, where i come from all community colleges have articulation agreements with the state university system, which means that anyone with an associates pretty much automatically transfers as a junior, if they have taken the right classes. i don't know if its the same where you are.

    Quote from callienm
    bachelor of science in nursing (bsn)the wellstar college of health and human services offers a program of study in nursing leading to a bachelor of science in nursing (bsn) degree. this program is fully accredited by the commission on collegiate nursing education (ccne). in addition, this program leads to eligibility for initial licensure as a registered nurse and consists of a traditional curriculum plan and an accelerated option for students holding a bachelors degree in another field. a bsn completion option is also available for persons who are already registered nurses. all three program options combine nursing courses with general education courses. the general education courses provide a broad scope of liberal education for the nursing program and serve as a foundation for functioning in a civil society and learning nursing concepts. students may declare nursing as a major and begin taking the general education component of either program, at any time.
    the baccalaureate degree sequence for prelicensure students is offered as outlined in the curriculum guide. since there are a limited number of spaces in the program, prospective students must apply to the bsn program for admission with a cohort for each clinical sequence of the program."

    copied from the school's website i was thinking about checking on. from what i put into red i think i will be able to apply because it is prelicensure program. man, i think i am going to be sick. i feel like i have wasted so much time, resources, money... omg...
    CallieNM likes this.
  4. 0
    Quote from gypsyd8
    i think your confusion might be remedied by reading what i put in bold below. the college appears to offer two programs, a pre-licensure bsn and an accelerated program for someone with a bachelors degree in another field. you do not qualify for the latter, because you have an associates degree. does the college you received your associates at have an articulation agreement with this college? if so, that may mean you can avoid the lower division ge requirements. if not, look for a bsn program through a university. if your associates was from a community college you might be able to shave off a few lower division classes by virtue of your associates. in any case, i think you should seriously consider a bsn, instead of an lpn. it offers more career options, and meshes with your healthcare admin degree. hope this helps, where i come from all community colleges have articulation agreements with the state university system, which means that anyone with an associates pretty much automatically transfers as a junior, if they have taken the right classes. i don't know if its the same where you are.
    thanks a lot for your insight. this copy is from a university i am not a student at, but has the program i was looking into. i go to a technical college, i guess a community college, and i have an associates through university of phoenix. i am glad you pointed out that you would prefer the bsn over the lpn because i completely understand why you would!

    i plan on going to this university on monday and speaking with an advisor. i want to find out about transferring credits, classes i may have to retake, or that i'm missing, the statistics of the program, and whether my scores and gpa would qualify and look likely to get in. if it's going to take me 2 more years to get in i will just stick with lpn (i would graduate december 2013) and then take the bridge to bsn. my nerves, mind, and soul cannot take another wait to get into a program. i am ready to do this.

    seize the day!!
  5. 0
    I really don't understand what you are "Frantic" about. Take a deep breath and calm down!!!!

    After getting a high school diploma (of GED) there are 2 options for college education. An associate degree (usually 2 year degree) or a bachelor degree (usually 4 years) You can start with either. If you go with the associate degree as your first foray into higher education, then you usually need the bachelor degree before you can move higher (although there are some bridge programs out there)


    example: High School -----> Associates Degree ------> Bachelors Degree ---------> Masters Degree -------------> Doctorate
    OR example #2 High School -----> Bachelors ---------> Masters ----------> Doctorate
    Your previous associates degree will help you with your BSN because some of the classes you had to take will transfer. You do NOT need an Associates degree in order to get your Bachelor's.
  6. 0
    Quote from cally527
    I really don't understand what you are "Frantic" about. Take a deep breath and calm down!!!!

    After getting a high school diploma (of GED) there are 2 options for college education. An associate degree (usually 2 year degree) or a bachelor degree (usually 4 years) You can start with either. If you go with the associate degree as your first foray into higher education, then you usually need the bachelor degree before you can move higher (although there are some bridge programs out there)

    example: High School -----> Associates Degree ------> Bachelors Degree ---------> Masters Degree -------------> Doctorate
    OR example #2 High School -----> Bachelors ---------> Masters ----------> Doctorate
    Your previous associates degree will help you with your BSN because some of the classes you had to take will transfer. You do NOT need an Associates degree in order to get your Bachelor's.
    Lol! I was frantic because I was really upset that my current school had lied to me and I really wanted an answer. I'm sorry I hope I didn't make all you nursing students think there was a medical emergency jk!!!!

    I am calmed down now. I have an action plan set up for Monday! I just hope its an easy decision once I get there. I must keep faith in myself, I tend to panic when I comes to my education and feeling like I'm being steered in the wrong direction.

    Thank you!!!
  7. 0
    Hate to say this - but don't get your hopes up about very many of your University of Phoenix credits transferring.
  8. 0
    Quote from marycarney
    Hate to say this - but don't get your hopes up about very many of your University of Phoenix credits transferring.
    Well I wasn't expecting any of the UoP credits to transfer. I have been going to a regular school for a Nursing program for the last 2 years, that's where all my nursing pre-req credits will come from. I just figured that since I have an associates degree in something from anywhere- I can go straight into a Bachelors...
  9. 1
    Ah - NOW I get it!
    CallieNM likes this.
  10. 0
    Quote from marycarney
    Ah - NOW I get it!



    So is it still possible? If the University is a PRE-LICENSURE BSN program, I should be able to apply with my credentials? Right....? lol.


Top