Advice - Transitioning from an AA to a BSN


Hello everyone,

I recently went through some hardship which really opened my eyes to what I really want to do in life: be a Nurse. I just graduated with my AA from a state college. In the course of this, I completed A&P1, Chemistry for Health Sciences and alot of the pre-requisites required for nursing. However, i am missing A&P2 and Microbiology. The problem is, I already graduated - My question is: The rest of the pre-requisites, would I take these as a non-degree seeking student or would I have to apply for a Associates of Science in Nursing in order to complete the rest and then apply to a BSN program?

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you all.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

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Good day, juliolopez966:

That depends on the school; have you asked at the schools you are interested in attending?

Thank you.


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I would have to imagine you'd be okay taking these courses and just put that you'll be a transfer student. That's how I did all of mine. You can't apply for your ADN/ASN unless you're in an ADN program, which is basically the associate's version of the BSN (you probably already know this).

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My major was support in health sciences. When I got into the program it changed. I know you have to have a major declared for financial. Mine just changed this past week.