2 year BSN programs Cal state schools for generic students?

  1. Hello,

    I'm trying to find out which of the Cal State schools have condensed programs that finish the normal 6 semester track in 2 years. I am a generic student so that really narrows down the options. Of the local schools, Cal state Long Beach is the only school that I know of that has a program like this. (and they tell me it has become so popular that there are more seats in that prgram than the traditional 3 year) If you guys know of other 2 year programs please let me know.

    Thanks
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  3. by   nursinguy
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    Hello,

    I'm trying to find out which of the Cal State schools have condensed programs that finish the normal 6 semester track in 2 years. I am a generic student so that really narrows down the options. Of the local schools, Cal state Long Beach is the only school that I know of that has a program like this. (and they tell me it has become so popular that there are more seats in that prgram than the traditional 3 year) If you guys know of other 2 year programs please let me know.

    Thanks
    Most colleges closed them down for the 3 year program because alot people were failing the 2 year program.
  4. by   Alpha13
    Well at least at Long Beach the 2 year program shouldn't be any tougher than the 3 year. The only difference is that the students in the shorter program take the summer semester while the 3 years students have summer off. Otherwise the program is the same. And instead of the 2 year option getting phased out it has actually gotten more popular. There used to be 36 seats for both the 2 year/3 year programs and now the 2 year has 54.
  5. by   nursinguy
    Quote from Alpha13
    Well at least at Long Beach the 2 year program shouldn't be any tougher than the 3 year. The only difference is that the students in the shorter program take the summer semester while the 3 years students have summer off. Otherwise the program is the same. And instead of the 2 year option getting phased out it has actually gotten more popular. There used to be 36 seats for both the 2 year/3 year programs and now the 2 year has 54.
    The 3 year Sacramento State program takes 70 students a semester. Sac State stoped its 2 year program because many people were failing it. Having 18 units a semester and 9 in summer is more than alot of people can handle it seems, not me though.
  6. by   I RN A
    Re: 2 year BSN programs Cal state schools for generic students?
    Cal State Long Beach has accelerated program 1 year and 4 month for secondary BA people only It is very impacted however. My friend has 3.6 GPA and was turned down. They've told her that cut off started at 3.8 GPA. Cal State San Bernadino has regular 3 years program, but if you sign up with the Riverside hospital it is 2 years and 3 month. They also accept 80 students twice per year. Here is the catch: you have to work for the Riverside hospital for 3 years upon the graduation, otherwise they will charge you $16K, since they've paid this money for your tuition.
  7. by   Alpha13
    But they also have a 2 year program for generic students. Straight from their website:

    The Basic baccalaureate program is the traditional track designed for students who enter the Nursing program with no prior nursing knowledge, experience, or skills. Completion of this program requires 3 years (6 semesters) of full time study, following the initial year of prerequisite science courses.

    The Trimester BSN Program is offered over a two-year period, year round. Students in this program complete the required 6 semesters of course work in 2 years rather than the traditional 3 year route. For two years, these students attend classes during the Fall and Spring semesters as well as 12 weeks of summer sessions. The admission requirements and the curriculum are exactly the same as the traditional BSN program. The Trimester BSN program is financially supported through a generous grant from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children’s Hospital and CSULB.
    All 90 applicants are selected together and then divided after being accepted into the nursing school. I spoke with a counselor about 2 months ago and was told the cutoff for the last 2 semesters was a 3.5 GPA and a decent TEAS score.

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