Is this possible???

  1. I will be getting my associates degree in Medical Administration soon, and I'm in the process of looking for a good nursing school. Anywho, this one school told me that since I will be done with an associates degree (in MA) I can just take the prerequisites courses and start the BSN program in nursing. Which I find really strange because I'm guessing that students that start the BSN program have had prior nursing degrees or started from a 2 year nursing degree program...so, is this possible? or are these signs that this school is wacko and I should just slowly back away and keep looking? _

    p.s. the BSN program supposedly takes 2 years for people with an associates degree even if its a non nursind degree O_o
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  3. by   z's playa
    As you may notice I live in Canada but I do know that you can enter a BSN program straight from highschool with no degree. However the school was right when they said you need to have a degree (non nursing as well) to do the accelerated program (2 years). Hope this helps.

    PS : I hear the course is super duper rough :chuckle

    Z
  4. by   sHaMpOo_mE
    Quote from z's playa
    As you may notice I live in Canada but I do know that you can enter a BSN program straight from highschool with no degree. However the school was right when they said you need to have a degree (non nursing as well) to do the accelerated program (2 years). Hope this helps.

    PS : I hear the course is super duper rough :chuckle

    Z
    LOL I got paranoid and decided to not apply to that school, start from the begining :chuckle
  5. by   oregonrene
    Quote from sHaMpOo_mE
    I will be getting my associates degree in Medical Administration soon, and I'm in the process of looking for a good nursing school. Anywho, this one school told me that since I will be done with an associates degree (in MA) I can just take the prerequisites courses and start the BSN program in nursing. Which I find really strange because I'm guessing that students that start the BSN program have had prior nursing degrees or started from a 2 year nursing degree program...so, is this possible? or are these signs that this school is wacko and I should just slowly back away and keep looking? _

    p.s. the BSN program supposedly takes 2 years for people with an associates degree even if its a non nursind degree O_o
    I don't think that most BSN students necessarily already have a prior associate's degree or a prior nursing degree. Every school has certain prerequisites for their program, whether it's an Associate's or a Bachelor's in Nursing.

    If you already have so many hours of credits - humanities, english, math, etc. (like I'm sure you do if you're about to graduate with an Associate's degree), and you also complete the prerequisites for their BSN program (usually anatomy/physiology, microbiology, statistics, nutrition, chemistry, etc.), then it usually takes about 2 yrs from that point to go through the nursing coursework and graduate.
  6. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from sHaMpOo_mE
    I will be getting my associates degree in Medical Administration soon, and I'm in the process of looking for a good nursing school. Anywho, this one school told me that since I will be done with an associates degree (in MA) I can just take the prerequisites courses and start the BSN program in nursing. Which I find really strange because I'm guessing that students that start the BSN program have had prior nursing degrees or started from a 2 year nursing degree program...so, is this possible? or are these signs that this school is wacko and I should just slowly back away and keep looking? _

    p.s. the BSN program supposedly takes 2 years for people with an associates degree even if its a non nursind degree O_o
    All schools are different and depending on what classes you have taken and what classes your school granting you a BSN requires will determine how long it will take to get your degree.

    Z was right, you can go right from HS into a BSN program. At most colleges to get any type of bachelors degree you must take certain pre reqs- general education classes plus whatever classes are required for you specific major...For example I majored in psychology in college (i went straight from hs) and at OSU they required all students to have one general english class, one second writing course, a humanities course, a bio course, etc..after you finish all your general courses then there are specific major reqirements (ex i had to have so many hours in the developmental psyc field).

    After I graduated I decided i wanted to pursue a nursing degree, when I checked into BSN programs, I pretty much had all the gen ed requirements and so all I needed was the nursing courses, so in essense it wouldve taken me about 2 years give or take. If you have had english, biology, etc and your credits transfer to your BSN school that will alleviate you from having to take those at your BSN school...so the moral of the story is, find out what you have had and compare to the class requirements for your BSN and you will then be able to tell how long you have left, just remember that your BSN school has to officially evaluate your credit and decide if the classes you have taken match up with the classes that they offer (ex is your english class comprable to the english class they offer). GOod Luck!

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