Well first I really want to become a nurse. I'm just so confused on how to do it. I will be graduating with a bachelors in psychology this spring semester. I am really wanting to start pre-reqs in the fall. However, I don't know what to do to become a RN. Will I have to get an LVN first? or straight to an RN? If I get my LVN first how do I go about getting my RN? I live in the San Antonio area and I don't know what school has what I need. Also, does anyone have experience with financial aid after earning a degree? Did you get enough to pay for school? What is better the accelerated program or traditional?
Feb 23, '13
If you will already have your bachelor's, look into the accelerated BSN program at UTHSCSA...this track allows you to directly get your BSN instead of getting an associates or diploma (LVN) and then having to go back to school later to finish and get your BSN. The accelerated track is the exact same curriculum as the traditional BSN track, but done in a shorter time frame because you don't have to take the summer off. Check out the UTHSCSA website for info - they also offer an open house/webinar monthly for more specific information that will answer all of your questions.
You will of course need the required pre-reqs, and Vista is a great place to go. I've been there for the last year and have been very happy with the instructors and guidance.
Hope this helps!
Last edit by tx2stepper on Feb 23, '13
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