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Is going to community college for two years to get an AAS, and then transferring to a four-year university to get a BSN a bad thing?
Would potential employers look down on me for going to a community college for two years?
Would they prefer someone who went after their BSN right away?
Would potential employers (or the college for that matter) care if someone took a year off before starting college?
Does the path of education even matter, or do the potential employers only care about college grades and volunteer work?
The reason why I'm asking is because I will be most likely attending a community college this fall before transferring to a four year university (hopefully the University of Pittsburg or Temple University in PA). I am just very nervous that I'll have trouble getting a job because community college will be on my resume.
I also just found out that I have the potential option to go to a local four year university that has a high ranking and low costs. Problem is it's too late to send in an application for this year. I'm unsure if taking a year off from college to apply for the next year would hurt me in either the college's or a future, potential employer's eyes.Last edit by Valintin on Aug 11, '11
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- Aug 11, '11 by LameI'm attending a CC for my prereqs and will be transferring next fall. There is absolutely nothing wrong w/ attending a CC first. If anything, you are saving yourself a lot of money by going this route. Even if I had the financial ability to complete my prereqs at a university, I would still go to a CC first. You're getting the same education either way. Every nurse has to learn the same stuff at one point or another. I really doubt that employers will look down on this. I think they will care more about whether or not you pass the NCLEX than where you did your prereqs.
I know quite a few people that get their AA first and then their BSN. Again, there is nothing wrong w/ this. There are jobs for nurses that have completed their AA or BSN. It's your choice on how YOU want to do it. I am shooting for my BSN right away.
Hope this helps you out!
- Aug 11, '11 by kinbari08I went to a community college for my prerequistes. I just got accepted to a 4-year school's nursing program and am transferring in the fall. However, by taking my pre-requistes at a community college, I saved a ton of money. And I got the same education since all the classes I needed for the 4-year school's program transferred right over. There's nothing wrong with going to a community college first. The community college I went to had an associate's degree nursing program. I would have done that (and then gotten my BSN) if it weren't for the fact that it had a 2-3 year waiting list. But I know a lot of people in my prerequiste classes were getting their associates first and then going to get their BSN afterwards. As for me, I decided to shoot for the 4-year school's BSN program since they didn't have a waiting list and accepted people by GPA.
I don't think employers will look down on where you went to school, as long as you can pass NCLEX.
- Aug 11, '11 by ValintinWell thanks for the input, guys. I appreciate it.