Hello, I am a pre-nursing student, I currently have all my general ed pre-reqs and all nursing pre-reqs except for A&P II (which i am currently taking) and Microbiology, which I am registered for in the Fall. My GPA is 3.7 and I plan on applying for the nursing program while i am taking Microbiology in the Fall. My questions are:
1) do you have to have your Associates Degree in Nursing before going for your BSN. If not, what is the difference in time frame of each program and is it much of a difference between getting your Associates and Bachelors in Nursing?
2) When you graduate from the RN program, are you able to chose which department you work into. I really want to work in Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby, or NICU. Is it usually hard to get into the field you want.
3) My goal is to eventually work as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, from what I've researched online you must have your BSN first and then you can apply for this program which is a Master's Degree. Does anyone else have any futher information regarding this.