Quote from Michael Grenade
Ok, so I'm an 18 year old guy and I am being forced to go to a community college because my step-dad filed my fasfa too late. I'm extremely embarrassed that I have to go to a community college, because I was planning to go to this four year university in like two weeks, but they told me at the last minute that my financial aid wasn't enough. I keep reading that to be a adn takes two years, I know a BSN takes four years, because that's exactly what I was going to do, I'm planning to transfer to get my bsn after I become an RN, but how long does it take at a community college? I keep reading two years, it that with or without prerequisites because I want to transfer after one year. Thanks.
First, I want to let you know that there is a HUGE advantage starting out at a community college. You save TONS of money for classes, so there is really nothing to be ashamed of.
Depending on the schools, your region, etc, a Nursing education takes four years-that's including pre requisites. Your first two years are general courses needed first before you enter your required courses.
For example, in my area, the community college Nursing Program had similar pre requisites to more than 5 of the schools in the area, plus or minus a few courses. It was still going to take me four years to get an Associates degree, instead of a Bachelors; I wanted the flexibility to do more, so when I decided to enter a program, it didn't make sense to my plans; so I went for the BSN...I had another journey, in addition to this revelation, but that's a whole 'nother thread.
What CCs are helpful in are if they have relationships with local universities, you can make sure you take the required pre-requisite courses for the program of choice, and transfer in, or if they have a program for you to do your Associates, then transfer into the program for your Bachelors, so you can most definitely take advantage of that.
There are many roads to Rome...you are still correct in choosing what is BEST for YOU...best wishes!