Hey guys, please help! I had a friend's friend just graduated from Aldephei College of nursing. I told her I am gonna go to a private school 2 year program for an associate degree. She said, "Oh, u need to get a bachelor degree of nursing within 10 years in order to maintain the rn license, or else u will go back to lpn license. is it true??? Is it a must that I need that bachelor degree within 10 years period after I graduated from a 2 year program?
She said if I am you, I will go for the bachelor degree ....
Second question, the private school 2 year program, I saw that they had the eng101, intro to psycology, nutrition... does this kind of 2 year program will immediately go into nursing major or does it like the community 2 year college need to take all those pre-quiste courses and need 3.8gpa in order to go to nursing program????
May 17, '07
Not sure I am following your question but I'll say this
If you are talking about beth israel because I believe that is where you applied
Beth isreal integrates their pre-reqs with the nursing courses, this means that it is not necessary for you to have pre-reqs before you can take your nursing courses the curriculum is set up that you take both at the same time. If however you have completed some or all of your pre-reqs then its one less class to take. So no, beth isreal is not like a community college where you need 3.8 GPA to be accepted to their programs.
As far as having a BSN in 10 yrs, I don't know much about that whole argument nor will I get into it, what I will say is do not let anyone deter you from what you want to do, everyone has to take their own path to get to their goals, some prefer to jump right into the Bacchalors, others decide to start with the associates and make their way up. Regardless, at the end of the day you will be eligible to take the NCLEX and get your license to practise. I currently work at one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation and i can't even begin to tell you the amount of nurses who work here with an ASN.
From a personal perspective, I could easily apply to an accelerated BSN program, it was an option I considered, but I choose not to go this route because I have to work and the BSN programs will not allow me to keep the work schedule I need to keep. I need to pay rent, i need to pay bills, pay for school and maintain my health benifits, futhermore my job offers tuition reimbursement, and I have one foot in the door as far as nursing employment after graduation is concerned. SO, going to BSN program is not in my best intrest at this moment. Do what is in YOUR best intrest, not what someone else thinks you should do.
Last edit by shippoRN on May 17, '07
: Reason: additional thoughts