I am currently trying to get into an accelerated B.S.N program for the summer of 2014 and I eventually want to go to grad school and become a N.P or C.R.N.A. The thing is though is that they only accept a select few people.
The good thing I have going for me is that:
- I am graduating with my bachelors in psychology in May
- I have a 3.63 G.P.A right now and am working (hopefully) on a 3.7 G.P.A
- I have plenty of work experience at an internship and with faculty members
- I have got 2 A's and one B in three of the nurse pre-req-classes
The things I don't have going for me are:
- Absolutely no nursing experience( hopefully my psych experience will qualify for nursing experience---or show that I have drive and that I have worked in the helping profession) because nursing and psychology have a lot of similarities.
I want to also note that the accelerated program states that it is open toward students with a "non nursing degree"
---so I can't see how the applicants I'm running against will have a bunch of nursing experience since they have been pursuing a non nursing degree. I do realize though that some people may have nursing experience if they thought about this career decision earlier on because I basically decided to make a career change about a month ago.
My main questions are:
What are my chances of getting accepted into the accelerated B.S.N?
If I don't get accepted to the accelerated program would it be a good route for me to go to my community college and get my R.N------and when I get my R.N should I go from R.N to B.S.N or should I jump straight to an M.S.N program since I already posses a R.N license as well as a bachelors degree?
Are there a lot of programs that offer the R.N To M.S.N option---do a lot of people do this?
Do a lot of M.S.N programs accept people who already have an R.N license along with a non-nursing bachelors or do they prefer to accept people who have a B.S.N?
I really appreciate any advice or experience with this situation. Thanks!