I was wondering how much more schooling or classes is required b/w the two degrees and do you have to take the NCLEX again after the BSN is completed, even though you took it after completing the ADN?
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You could complete some or all of the required general education courses, but RN-to-BSN programs require that you be a licensed RN to be accepted into the program, so I doubt it would be possible to take any of the nursing classes.
I think that has traditionally been the case, but some RN-BSN programs do allow ADN students to begin core RN-BSN coursework during the last year or so of their ADN programs. There are a couple state universities in my area that allow this. For these state universities, basically, if accepted, and certain strict entrance requirements are met, like a certain ADN GPA, the ADN student can complete all the RN-BSN coursework except any RN-BSN classes requiring a clinical aspect or capstone project. For one RN-BSN program in my state this means you could (hypothetically) complete about 75% of the core RN-BSN class credits while in the ADN program.
In my state, it also helps if you are attending a state community college ADN program because the curriculum is coordinated with the state university's RN-BSN program. If attending a private ADN program, you can't begin the RN-BSN program before RN licensure, since the curriculum isn't coordinated between the schools.
Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jul 28, '09