I Need Help with an Decision

  1. Hello Everyone,

    i am am stuck in a hard place right now. I have been going to a school for three years got into the program and now I was in semester two. I ran into some financial problem not at school but at home it was tough and I could tell it was taking a toll on me not only that it was my hardest semester. So I was getting swung on left and right. My Dean could tell and to save my grades she advised me to withdrawal from the semester to save my gpa which is an 3.5 and try some of my nursing programs locally. It's hard to adjust to not being in school right now because I know this is what I want to do I am applying to some tech schools and I have applied to an accelerated BSN program and was not accepted so I feel lost and stuck on what I should do. I think I should get my ASN first and then go back and apply to the school again so that I can receive my BSN because I was always told that is what hospitals look for now. So I was wondering if there is any advice someone can give this lost 22 year old student that would be amazing thank you and have a blessed day!!
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Nursinggirl2019
    Hello Everyone,

    i am am stuck in a hard place right now. I have been going to a school for three years got into the program and now I was in semester two. I ran into some financial problem not at school but at home it was tough and I could tell it was taking a toll on me not only that it was my hardest semester. So I was getting swung on left and right. My Dean could tell and to save my grades she advised me to withdrawal from the semester to save my gpa which is an 3.5 and try some of my nursing programs locally. It's hard to adjust to not being in school right now because I know this is what I want to do I am applying to some tech schools and I have applied to an accelerated BSN program and was not accepted so I feel lost and stuck on what I should do. I think I should get my ASN first and then go back and apply to the school again so that I can receive my BSN because I was always told that is what hospitals look for now. So I was wondering if there is any advice someone can give this lost 22 year old student that would be amazing thank you and have a blessed day!!
    ASn programs are just as competitive as BSN programs, in most cases. If you can't make the cut for one, you may not be able to make the cut for the other.
  4. by   Nature_walker
    I agree with what Sour Lemon said. ASN programs are often just as competitive as the BSN programs. In my area, the ASN program at the community college had a very long wait list and it was extremely competitive to get in to.
    Last edit by Nature_walker on Mar 18 : Reason: typo
  5. by   Nursinggirl2019
    Can you please explain by cut, because I got into that nursing program and was doing well I just ran into some financial problems at home and decided it would be financially better to finish at home. Because the school I was attending was three hours away from home. I have the grades I just want to know if I should get the ASN and work my way up to a BSN or going straight for my BSN?? I'm sorry if my previous post was confusing
  6. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Nursinggirl2019
    Can you please explain by cut, because I got into that nursing program and was doing well I just ran into some financial problems at home and decided it would be financially better to finish at home. Because the school I was attending was three hours away from home. I have the grades I just want to know if I should get the ASN and work my way up to a BSN or going straight for my BSN?? I'm sorry if my previous post was confusing
    What I mean by "make the cut" is that most nursing programs seem to be competitive entry these days. They have minimum requirements, but receive a lot of applications that far exceed them. The "cut off" for actual acceptance tends to be way above the stated requirements.
    Some people mistakenly believe that it's easier to get into an ASN program than a BSN program. What I'm saying is that whatever kept you from being accepted into the BSN program may also keep you from being accepted into an ASN one. It's not a comment on your ability ...just a reality check for your plan.
  7. by   jive turkey
    Go associates first. If money is an issue you can get to work sooner completing associates degree. BSN is an admirable title to have but quite frankly you can still make good money with your associates depending what nursing practice you do while having a lot less debt. I have an ADN and make more money doing the same work than many people I know who have their BSN. You won't always see such a significant pay bump from ADN to BSN. It is a nice title to have for upper level positions or facilities that require that degree. Now ADN to MSN is a different story. If you aspire to achieve higher than ADN then do associates and go ADN to masters level, more bang for your buck IMO.

    As for schools:
    Apply to more than one program at once. Some programs accept all applicants that have taken all prereqs and have the minimum GPA required, but you get on a long wait list. Others are competitive where you start the next semester (so long as you apply by deadline) but you're competing against others based on grades and other metrics that vary by institution. I applied to 3, was accepted by 2, started right away. Also how many semesters have you completed? Some programs you can get an LPN after a certain number of semesters. If LPN pay in your area is higher than what you earn now, consider that to address your financial situation.
  8. by   Nursinggirl2019
    Thank you all so much for the feed back, I really appreciate it. I am starting the process to apply to multiple schools because I have a passion for nursing. And I'm going to do what is needed to achieve my goal. Thank you all and have a blessed day!
  9. by   Have Nurse
    Good advice.

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