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Hi, everyone. Good day. I hope we're all safe. And I want to say a big thank you to all nurses and nursing assistants who are at the front line of the battle against COVID-19. We shall conquer!

 

Please, I'll like to ask some very important questions regarding my nursing career ambitions.

It's my goal to study nursing in the US. Preferably I'll like to go the Accelerated Track (ABSN) Route since I've a Bachelor's Degree in Human Physiology from Nigeria. However, I discovered that ABSN involves a lot of money ($$$$) running into tens of millions of naira (Nigerian Currency). So the ABSN track may not be a viable option for me. Also, there have been reports that the visa officers at the US embassy in Nigeria frowns at applicants who want to go for a second BSc degree. 

Is there any Nigerian student here who was admitted for a nursing program and successfully traveled out of the country to begin classes? 

I'll also appreciate the opinions and suggestions of other members here. 

I look forward to the responses. 

Thanks. 

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I am not from out of the country but I have noticed the same thing regarding ABSN. Have you looked into direct entry master's programs? Many are around the same price as ABSN and this is an option if you would like to further your education without getting a second bachelor's. If you want to save money though, usually it seems that ADNs are the cheapest way to go.

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16 hours ago, futurern13 said:

I am not from out of the country but I have noticed the same thing regarding ABSN. Have you looked into direct entry master's programs? Many are around the same price as ABSN and this is an option if you would like to further your education without getting a second bachelor's. If you want to save money though, usually it seems that ADNs are the cheapest way to go.

Hi, futurern. Thanks for the reply. I really appreciate. Master's program? Aren't the masters' program already for those who have a BSN already? Also, for ADN. I can't apply for an ADN from Nigeria since I have a BSc degree already. Do you know any other way? And if I may ask, are you currently enrolled in any nursing program in the US? Let me know. 

I look forward to your response. 

 

Thanks. 

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Some master's programs are direct entry for people who have a bachelor's in any field, not necessarily just nursing. I have been accepted to both ABSN and direct entry MSN programs. I have a bachelor's in biology from a previous institution. I am planning to go to the direct entry MSN. Do you know if your degree from Nigeria will transfer to the US? If your degree transfers, you should be able to apply to any ADN or BSN program you want to.

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3 minutes ago, futurern13 said:

Some master's programs are direct entry for people who have a bachelor's in any field, not necessarily just nursing. I have been accepted to both ABSN and direct entry MSN programs. I have a bachelor's in biology from a previous institution. I am planning to go to the direct entry MSN. Do you know if your degree from Nigeria will transfer to the US? If your degree transfers, you should be able to apply to any ADN or BSN program you want to.

Hi, Futurern. Thanks for the response. I don't think Nigeria degree transfers. Our degrees are usually evaluated using WES or ECE. So transferring is not an option. And I'm also very much concerned about finances.

Let me know if you have any suggestion. 

Thanks. 

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