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Already have BS in exercise science...Looking for best option

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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 : )

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

What state are you in?

Crux1024

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, Emergency, SAFE.

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:

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.

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

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'

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.

That's not the point. If the CLINCAL portion is given over two years you can't speed it up.

vashtee, RN

Specializes in DOU.

The curriculum for just the nursing portion looks like a two year program.

The term "two-year degree" for an Associate's nursing degree is a misnomer -- most of them (with a very few exceptions) take two years to complete just the nursing courses. Most people spend a year to two years completing the prereqs, then two years of nursing courses.

Have you looked at the "Nursing Overview and Application" pdf document on the Ivy Tech site? On pg. 35, it details the curriculum and shows that the traditional ASN program nursing courses are completed over 4 semesters, after completing all the prereqs.

http://www.ivytech.edu/fortwayne/schools/health-sciences/OverviewAppProcess0209.pdf

thanks ill look over that :)

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