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Hey all,

I recently graduated with a BS in Exercise Science. I'm looking to become an RN right now. I'm looking for some ADN or ASN schools. With these programs I already have all the first year general education classes and It would only take me a year to complete. Does this sound right and doable? I'm looking to get into the field asap. Would this be the quickest way? What do some of you suggest?

Thanks a bunch and looking forward to your responses.

-Matt

sunray12

637 Posts

It depends on how ADN/ASN programs are normally scheduled in your state. In my state they are typically scheduled across two years - that's for the nursing only courses. You can't stack them up faster because each course is offered in a sequential series of semesters or quarters. If you want to graduate in a year you should look at second degree accelerated bsn's.

Yobie

7 Posts

Thanks for the reply. My grades weren't that great in college. Accelerated programs are very competitive arnt they?

You'll get in, Yobie. Apply to your state schools. A 3.0 is often good enough. It's nothing like applying to an ASN program.

Yobie

7 Posts

I dont have a 3.0 though. I made the mistake of being lazy in college not thinking I would need good grades. At the time I was not looking to go back to school. I recently decided to go on. I really want to do work overseas (central america) sometime and want something to provide. I know I would do great at nursing school especially if I put forth effort. I have a lot of the prerequisits as stated above. I did good on most of my major courses but got C's in a lot all of my general education classes which dropped my gpa a lot. I really want to be a RN, but dont want to go through 2 + more years of schooling. Plus I cant really afford it.

glamorousgirl07

174 Posts

I have a degree in Exercise Science( i know ur struggle :bugeyes:) as well all i needed to take was Micro& Chem... ill be applying to a ADN program which only look at a handful of classes.... So i would research what the school looks at exactly ....

It would also benefit you to take classes over that pertain to nursing...

2 yrs go by fast ;) Good Luck

Yobie

7 Posts

I was looking into this program. Its a year of general education classes and a year of nursing classes. I have just about all of the Gen Ed classes though. So hopefully it would only be a year?

https://wwwapps.ivytech.edu/cgi-bin/curr/gpprogram_list.cgi#

- Click on nursing

- Click core curriculum for the first one

PS i loved my ex sci. degree. lol just wish I could do something with it : )

Yobey, I'm going to bet the nursing is given over a 2 year period.

What state are you in?

Crux1024

985 Posts

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I was looking into this program. Its a year of general education classes and a year of nursing classes. I have just about all of the Gen Ed classes though. So hopefully it would only be a year?

https://wwwapps.ivytech.edu/cgi-bin/curr/gpprogram_list.cgi#

PS i loved my ex sci. degree. lol just wish I could do something with it : )

It looks like the program youre looking at IS a 2 year program for someone that is not an LPN already or a paramedic. Or Im reading it wrong. Either way, I hope you get to where you really want to be. 2 years isnt THAT long if its something you really want to do....:twocents:

Yobie

7 Posts

yes its a 2 year program but it should only be a year for me since I already have all of the first year requirements (General Education). Well that is what I'm hoping. I should not have to retake all them just transfer them in.

Yobie

7 Posts

Also, thank you all for your help. I'm trying to figure this out asap becasue application deadlines are coming up fast.

glamorousgirl07

174 Posts

unless you get into a accelerated program ... i dont think you can run away from the 2yrs.

P.S. lol i always knew i would have to go back to school to do something else.... just didnt know whut..... med school was out tho'

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