Accelerated BSN Programs For Those Who Want To Move Into Nursing

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by VickyRN VickyRN, MSN, DNP, RN

Specializes in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds. Has 16 years experience.

Accelerated BSN programs are an innovative approach to nursing education, available for individuals who hold a non-nursing bachelor's or higher degree and who are interested in moving into the field of nursing.

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Esther309

Esther309

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The link left off another accelerated BSN program which just began this past January - Florida State University in Tallahassee. I am in the first graduating class (12/11/10) :D and would be happy to answer any questions!

pbteach ~

I would love to hear about the accelerated program at FSU. I would really like to apply but am completely intimidated! I have always been a great student but I am 52 now and watching 22 year olds crying over their work at TCC that is spread out over 2 years. Your thoughts? I have all of my prereqs done with a 4.0 and got a 98 on the HESI. Any input would be appreciated!

KayleighTravelNurse

KayleighTravelNurse, RN

Specializes in L&D. Has 4 years experience. 24 Posts

Concentrate on school.

scbrown85

scbrown85

25 Posts

RN2BENAUSTIN - Do you remember if the boot camp at the beginning of the program was 12 hours long? Or was it like 8 - 5? Supposed to travel out of town that weekend (the only time i plan to travel during the program besides to my own wedding), need to make sure I make the flight at the right time! Thanks
scbrown85

scbrown85

25 Posts

I started Texas Tech's 12 month 2nd BSN program in January and I love it. Its very intense, just to give you an example of my week. We have a head to toe assessment practicum this Thursday, a proctored exam on Friday, I start my clinicals at Seton Main on Sunday and we have a mid term in Pharm next Wed and a final in Health Assessment next Friday. Also on Wed a new course opens so I will be starting module 1. In addition, this week we have a pharm case study and weekly module questions. We also do virtual clinical excursion and ATI readings and exams. Most of the time, you are on your own and at home, there are proctored exams at Brack - and we have clinical training there in the CEC. You start the program with a boot camp and learn so much! Since nursing is really more about applying clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills, the program is heavy on clinical hours. I think someone else on here gave the total clinical hours to be 1000+ by the end of the program. I would have to find that post, she completed the program and had added it all up. We start clinicals this week and we have to work 24 hours per week in med surg in addition to all the courses. You take 24 credit hours per semester for 3 consecutive semesters. But the nice thing is that the courses are all fast paced, 1-2 months so you are not taking all of them at once. The hard thing with that is that you are taking 2-3 tests most weeks (inc practicums). I love this program, its highly organized, its competitive to get into to, they do a great job of finding the right students for this type of program. I heard there was 135 applicants and 31 made it. So my peers are excellent students, which is awesome because we work alot as a group and everyone gives 100% and helps one another. I cant say enough positives, feel free to PM with any other questions. And good luck with your future endeavors, Tech's program is top notch-if you decide to go with them, you will not be sorry.

Do you remember if the boot camp at the beginning of the program was 12 hours long? Or was it like 8 - 5? Supposed to travel out of town that weekend (the only time i plan to travel during the program besides to my own wedding), need to make sure I make the flight at the right time! Thanks

aqua2303

aqua2303

90 Posts

Hello! I know you posted this 5 years ago but just thought I would try to get a response..Lol! I was accepted to the same program in Odessa. I am very nervous about moving out there. I currently live in Fort Worth and I am finding out that it is so expensive out there. What advice or suggestions do you have for me?