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This is a discussion on accelerated nursing program in Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN, part of General Nursing ... Hi. I currently have a bachelors degree in sociology and am about to go into my second semester for...by jennifer_58 Jan 17Hi. I currently have a bachelors degree in sociology and am about to go into my second semester for my adn. I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to if I should try to transfer into an accelerated nursing program? I dont know which route is the best to take seeing as how I'm already in an adn program but I have been reading a lot of stuff on how bachelors degree in nursing is preferred and ppl with an adn are having difficulty finding a job. any advice would be helpful! thanks!
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- Jan 17 by delawaremalenurseIt's often not just a matter of transferring programs....your courses would have to be evaluated for transfer and they may or may not be accepted (i.e. you may need additional coursework). It's almost certain than the nursing courses would not allow you to "transfer into" an accelerated program and you'll be required to start from the beginning of the accelerated program. Plus accelerated programs are highly competitive and rigorous...you need to assess your current academic ability, gpa, etc. and determine if you would have a chance to be accepted and do well.
You could speak to a program advisor of the accelerated program and determine your options...but you're not looking at coming out ahead time-wise if your trying to get your RN as soon as possible.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
- Jan 18 by runforfunIf you have already started, it might be wise to finish and then get a BSN later. Later can be immediately. I know multiple people who got an ADN, then began working toward their BSN the next semester (sometimes within weeks). If you find a job, you will be able to adjust your course load to fit your work schedule, and while it may take longer to actually get the BSN, you won't have to worry about re-taking classes. Like Delawaremalenurse said, your actually nursing courses probably wouldn't transfer. Also, BSN programs often have different admissions requirements than ADN programs, so you may be looking at more classes before you could even get started (which I don't think is the case for an RN to enter a BSN program). Finally, if you really have your heart set on it, look into accpetance rates in your state or in your area and/or evaluate if you would be willing to move to go to school. Some areas only have one accelerated program and I know of one program where the lowest accepted GPA was 3.9.