I just recently finished my pre-reqs for the Nursing program
at the Technical College I am attending with a GPA of 4.0. I am thrilled to be finished and recently spoke to my advisor who sent me the materials to begin studying for the Kaplan exam at the top of next year. I also just recently got my CNA certification (but cannot find a job with no experience..will save that one for another post!) However, I am not at all thrilled about this 7-8 month limbo I will be in before actually starting classes. From the looks of things, I wlil not be finished with my ASN until about 2015 or close to it. I am 22 years old and cannot fathom a two year degree taking that long. I have long-term plans to become a Nurse Practitioner but am having a hard time deciding whether or not to transfer to a 4-year university to finish my degree. It just makes sense that if I am going to spend two more years in school, I might as well be receiving a BSN at the end of that education. I do not have Chemistry/Physics, so that is hindering me from being accepted into many 4-year programs. What is the most practical way to go about getting my BSN in my situation before going on to obtain an MSN? I do not want to finish my ASN only to take almost two more years to finish the BSN in 2015 after receiving the ASN--I have been patient thus far, but that is beyond reason for me. I wish I had went the traditional route, but I transferred to a local technical college after completing the first two years at a University (Sadly, most of the classes were not transferrable to my current school, and I felt the route I am taking now would be quicker). Should I take the other random "Gen-ed" classes I would need to finish the Bachelors and then transfer to a University while in the nursing program? Any insight would be helpful and much appreciated!!