Can i get my associates then my bachelors

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by pedro92285 pedro92285 (New) New

Can someone please help me, this is my first year of school, im going to a community college and i would like to know if i get my associates degree will i be able to just go back to school for 2 more years and get my bachelors or will i have to go for another 4 years? Please help

my2girlskk.

my2girlskk.

17 Posts

Most areas have a RN to BSN program. At my school its an additional 2 years. Check with schools in you area if they have bridge programs, but most do. Good luck!

pedro92285

pedro92285

3 Posts

thank you

xtxrn

xtxrn, ASN, RN

4,266 Posts

Be sure you know how many of your credit hours will transfer to a BSN program. From what it sounds like, many don't . :)

nurseprnRN

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 5,114 Posts

asn takes about 3 1/2 years including finishing the prerequisites to get admitted into the nursing program-- it's not like that 2-year aa in english or fashion design that's really done in two years. a bsn takes four years. why not just do the real thing all at once and be done with it?

xtxrn

xtxrn, ASN, RN

4,266 Posts

asn takes about 3 1/2 years including finishing the prerequisites to get admitted into the nursing program-- it's not like that 2-year aa in english or fashion design that's really done in two years. a bsn takes four years. why not just do the real thing[/size] all at once and be done with it?

i know what you're saying- but there are a lot of "real" rns out there with adns.

advancing education is always a good thing.

nurseprnRN

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 5,114 Posts

true enough, but let's be sure these kids know that while their high school buddies are finishing the aas in whatever, they, in the nursing track, will have another year and a half to go.

when you look at it that way, you might as well just do the bsn. in the infinite scheme of things, one more semester isn't much for what doors that opens.

pedro92285

pedro92285

3 Posts

thank all you guys i think i will just go straight for the BSN

my2girlskk.

my2girlskk.

17 Posts

Congrats on your decision! Although I see the benefits of working while bridging to a BSN, it just made more sense for my life to just do it all now. I'm almost done with the first semester of my BSN program! Good luck!

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 7 years experience. 3,488 Posts

It is very possible to do an Associates and then bridge to BSN... however that usually means you have to take the upper division Gen Ed stuff on top of the BSN stuff. About the only way going that route makes sense is if you already have a Bachelor's so that the only stuff that needs to be done is the program coursework. Unfortunately for me, that was the only route available to get a BSN until recently. If you already have all your lower division general ed out of the way and all your prereqs done, both programs will generally be about 2 years/4 semesters. If you have those two options open, take the BSN route. Otherwise, do what you need to get the RN and do your best to pursue further education when you can.

I'm in an ADN program and once I graduate, I'll be looking to get into a BSN or perhaps a Master's Level program because... I have a Bachelor's already.

leenak

leenak

980 Posts

It is very possible to do an Associates and then bridge to BSN... however that usually means you have to take the upper division Gen Ed stuff on top of the BSN stuff.

There is no real upper division Gen Ed, only what your major would require of you. For my non-nusing degree, most of my upper division consisted of my major, a year of upper division math and maybe one upper division writing.

There is some indication that you'll be better off job wise going for a BSN as well as the fact that the time difference between a BSN and ADN is very little.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience. 3,723 Posts

I'm doing the LPN to RN (Assoc degree). I take some of the BSN classes along with my Assoc degree classes, so that I can get them out and it helps keep me at the credit hours i need in order to keep my financial aid.

I'm hoping that once I graduate I can obtain a position at the hospital (our college is connected to a hospital) and then have them pay for my BSN. If not, I still plan on doing the RN to BSN.

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