getting an ADN or BSN after Associates in Biology
- 0May 13, '13 by SandraRuizOk when i first started out community college i wasn't really smart and wouldn't really try and get C's. I wanted to become an elementary school teacher. Then i changed my mind and chose to become a nurse but i was so close to getting a basic associates. i talked to the counselor at my community college and she said that if i took four more classes i could get my associates in biology and maybe from there transfer and get a bachelors of science in nursing, until now that had been my plan. Alot of people asked me why i didn't just get my ADN in the first place but i just wasn't sure of what to become until 2 years later when i was so close to getting an associates. So i was thinking of transferring to a university this fall but thought i could wait until may to sign up (i don't have many friends and am the first in my family to graduate college) so i had no idea you had to apply months in advance. I was too late in march when i started looking into the universities so i decided to stay another semester(this next fall) at my community college and re-take some classes i got C's on. The thing is i never really thought about the $ since in my community college my aid has been able to cover my classes and books. Now i'm rethinking everything. I don't know whether to get my Associates Degree in Nursing(even though i just graduated with my associates in biology 2 days ago) because i'm afraid that after 4 yrs i won't get hired because of lack of experience and i'm afraid i won't be able to afford it(didn't think of it until now) and there's also the chance of me not getting accepted because of all the C's(Low GPA). I don't know whether to go for my bachelors and try to get loans and aids or just get my associates and then bachelors. I'm at a cross roads right now because the deadline for applying for the associates in my community college in june 1st and i need to take the hesi and have all these documents and vaccines in by then, but i could also wait another semester and apply after. But i just feel like it would be a huge waste of time after getting my associates in biology. AH! i just feel lost, don't know what the best thing to do is.What do you guys think? In your experience as a nurse(or student ect) what would be some advice you'd give me?
- 0May 13, '13 by twinner05In all honesty if you got your bachelors in biology it will be hard to get a job. Your best bet is to go into nursing school. A bio degree is good if you want to teach but you need atleast your masters. Or get your bachelors in bio if you want to go to graduate school. You will save time and money going straight to nursing school.
- 0May 19, '13 by adc85I have a bachelors in biology, and I strongly suggest you go into nursing to get your RN, associates or bachelors, or continue in biology to get your bachelors in biology. Jobs that require a bio degree will require a bachelors degree minimum, the really good paying jobs will require a masters or doctorate, I know this from experience. Also, there are jobs out there for people with a BS in biology, you can work in labs, do environmental fieldwork, work in zoos, the possibilities are endless, but also depends on location. Hospitals are everywhere, but for example environmental labs, not so much. If you get a masters or doctorate you can also work in research, or teach at a university. I personally worked in a lab for a few years before deciding to go into nursing. Good luck whatever you decide to do!