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I'm confused on something..Maybe someone can help me PLEASE! :) OK..well Can you enter a BSN program without having your RN? Also, is it faster? What about if you're entering the BSN-MSN plan? Any thoughts are soooo appreciated! :)

SmilingBluEyes

Has 20 years experience.

Originally posted by Soon2BNurse84

I'm confused on something..Maybe someone can help me PLEASE! :) OK..well Can you enter a BSN program without having your RN? Also, is it faster? What about if you're entering the BSN-MSN plan? Any thoughts are soooo appreciated! :)

yes you can enter a BSN w/o being an RN. is it faster....?

than what?

ADN is supposedly a 2 year program (associate's)---but by the time you have your prerequisite courses (English, speech, nursing support courses, etc) it will take you more like 3 at the least.

Diploma programs, which are harder to find, take 3 solid years and are very intense!!

BSN, a four year program, generally. It can take longer if you cannot devote time to being a full-time student...some take 5 or more years to get their BSN, depending on their individual ability and pace.

Idon't recommend going straight for an MSN without ANY RN experience------but there are schools that offer this I believe.

For info on which schools have nursing programs and the type they have you may visit:

http://www.allnursingschools.com

best of luck to you.

Thanks Alot. I have another question :) Going to a two year college is my only option for getting my RN? My original plan was to transfer after recieving my RN...however the more I really look into it..it will take 3 full years as you said. I just thought a BSN would be much faster especially since I'm taking 16 hours each semester for Pre reqs..(for scholarship)..but the only reason I'm getting my BSN is to get into Grad school.

No. She just stated that you can go to a four-year college to get your BSN/RN.

I have to agree, depending on getting that MSN immediately might not be the best way to go depending on what you want to major in. A little experience will make it go much more smoothly.

sjoe

Specializes in Corrections, Psych, Med-Surg. Has 15 years experience.

Get in touch with your prospective MSN program (or ANY grad school). You will most likely find that before you can enter it you need to have your BSN first--with good grades--not just an RN "by any other means."

I would also suggest you clarify your goals for yourself.

If, for example, you want your MSN in order to be a NP, you would save time, and money, by simply going for a PA from the start--which is roughly equivalent to a NP.

If you want to teach in a nursing school, then you need to think about getting a PhD, not simply a MSN.

Etc.

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