Nursing Students Pre-Nursing


Specializes in geriatric.

I am 26 years old and have just recently decided that becoming a nurse is my goal in life, unfortunately I have a few obstacles in my way and I do not know which is the best path for me as I do not have enough information.

I have been going to college since I was 17, I am tired of it. I want my degree and I want my career.

My original idea was to spend the next year finishing the prerequisites for a BSN then transfer back to a CSU BSN program. Getting into those classes has proved to be extremely challenging. I have 6 classes to take before I can get into a program, but I am only 1 class away from finishing my GE requirements. I feel as if I could finish my prereqs and obtain a bachelors degree in some other field in the same amount of time it would take me to complete just the prereqs at a community college.

What I don't know is if it is any easier getting into an EL-MSN program than it is to get into a BSN program.

My gpa is low but I know I can get it to 3.0 by the time I graduate. I already have 3 years of experience as a caregiver for the elderly (hospice, dementia, Parkinsons, MS, diabetes, etc, trained med tech) and I have no plans on quitting my job while in school. I am also fluent in ASL. Excluding the gpa I think I have excellent assets to help be accepted once my 6 classes are completed.

Any advice or information on which path to take would be greatly appreciated as I am very unsure about what to do next to reach my goal. I don't want to be 32 years old and still in school for my first degree.

For starters you must have a 3.0 and BSN to get a MSN. Unlike you I've learned I just love being in school so I'll be getting my ADN at community college and Ohio University offers an RN-BSN online for 3 semesters for like $7500 before books, CSU does the same just more expensive. Then the MSN can also be done online at both schools in I think 3 semsters also. So you can just get an ADN and then do the rest online while working as a RN, the good thing is most jobs offer tuition reimbursement. Hope this helps.

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