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Hi, question has probably been asked and answered on applying to nursing school. Just wanting to introduce myself. Will use this forum to help answer questions I have. I am looking into physical therapy or nursing. Nursing interest me for the ability to work in different settings. Interested in public health, legal, and orthopedic nursing. I have been involved in the health care field since 2010 through work and volunteering. Been involved in EMS, the OR, and behavorial health. 25 years old have a bachelors in Justice and Law Administration.

Doug

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,557 Posts

Good day, RunnerDoug1987:

Welcome to allnurses.com

Thank you.

One thing trying to decide between the two year and four year program. Is if I start taking pre-reqs next semester my projected year will finish nursing degree from community college in the spring of 2017. With the bachelors would be the spirng of 2019, be 32. Rather become a nurse in four then six years. At least work as a nurse gaining experience as I advance upwards in education. However, would it be better to hold off for another two years?

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,557 Posts

Good day:

I just turned 50 this past May. This summer, I'll be working on my nursing prerequisites. Those will take me a minimum of a year.

In my case, I'm going for the associate degree RN that will still take me 3 to 4 years due to the prerequisites. Then my plan is to get a job, and go for my BSN.

If I was younger, then I would go for the BSN directly.

Thank you.

Well happy belated birthday. Think going for the ADN finish two years earlier. Work as an RN possibly if keep up with school could finish in that 4-5 year window.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,557 Posts

Good day, RunnerDoug1987:

Congrats on finishing up the ADN early.

Thank you for the belated birthday.