I am currently going to a community college and I am planning on doing their nursing program and getting my associates. However, I am planning on transferring and getting my BSN while I work as an RN. I only need three prereqs to get into nursing school
(A&P 1 and 2 and Micro) but I'm really confused as to what other classes I should be taking. I talked to an adviser and she really confused me more.
I have an English class, a few government classes and a few other classes that a basic associate of arts has (which is what my adviser said I would be getting but I'm doing nursing?)
Am I supposed to take all of the classes needed according to the requirements for the BSN program I plan on applying for? Or do I only need to take the 3 Pre reqs and then apply to the associates program and take them when I'm working on the bachelors? I'm not sure if this makes sense, but I'm really lost. Any help would be very appreciated!
Oct 29, '17
An AA and ASN are two different degrees. I think what you adviser is trying to state is that you only need 3 additional pre-req classes to be eligible for the nursing program. Your AA will have covered most of the requirements for the ASN program with the exception of those 3 classes. Once you complete all the required pre-reqs for the nursing program and take the TEAS, then you will be ready to apply for the nursing program. Hope that helps.
To be honest, if you expressed that you were interested in the nursing program from the beginning, then the adviser should have set up your schedule with the required pre-reqs from the start. That way, you avoid taking all those extra classes.
Edit to add: Most nursing programs
require that all pre-reqs are completed before applying to the program. It's how the determine who gets in and what not.
Last edit by Ciethekid on Oct 29, '17
: Reason: to add info