I am currently a sophmore in my fall semester of college. I was considering transferring into a nursing program
outside of my school because my school chooses freshman over internal transfers and ill probably have better luck elsewhere. My problem is that I will not be done all my pre reqs by the end of this academic yr and I will have 2 or 3 classes I still have to take to have sucessfully completed all my prereqs. I cant try and squeeze them in to my spring semester because it would mean I would have to take 3 four credit science classes and some 3 credit class which isnt even allowed and would be a major overload for me anyway. This prevents me from wanting to transfer because almost all clinical rotations start in only the fall and require all prereqs to be finished. My pre reqs wont be finished until the end of next fall semester which pushes me back a whole yr making me only eligible to start a actual nursing program in the fall of my senior yr which will mean I will graduate with my BSN in 5 and a half to 6 yrs. Nursing is trully the career path I want to take but I feel so discouraged and really dnt want to spend 6 yrs as an undergraduate especially because I plan to get my masters degree a little while after I graduate. I am now considering just going to my community college and getting my Associates in nursing and then taking the licensing exam to become a Rn this will take me about a year to a year and a half. After that I would apply to a rn to bsn program which takes about 18 months in total this would be 4 and a half years to 5 yrs for my bsn. Since I will be a Rn I can also work during this time which will give me experience and make things a little easier financially. I would like to know if this sounds like a good or bad idea because I honestly do not know what to do. If you have any other suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. I want to be a nurse and do not want to just give up and change my major I like to see all things through! Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.