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Confused about Nursing program

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by doxielover304 doxielover304 (Member) Member

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Okay, so I'm a freshman at a small college (around 2,400 students total) and I'm starting my 2nd semester on January 3rd. I'm going for an associates degree in Nursing. I'm supposedly doing my pre-req classes my first year (Fall 2012-Summer 2013) and then my nursing classes start Fall 2013. But since an associates degree is only a 2 year degree, how is it even possible to become a nurse with only ONE YEAR of nursing courses?!??! Because after I graduate, I'm taking the boards to become an RN. Someone please help me make sense of how all this is possible. :(

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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What is your graduation date? Is it Spring 2014 or Spring 2015?

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So you've been accepted into the nursing program?? This sounds fast....ADN takes two years only after pre-req's have been done as far as I know. I could be wrong!! Good luck to you!!

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Your program should also have a detailed curriculum with classes and their descriptions including credits/units per semester/term.

Maybe on the website, or welcome packet?

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Yep I've seen it... but Im just confused on how its even possible to do all of that in just a year

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Generally it's 2 years one you're accepted into the actual nursing program.

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The program at my CC is 72 ...27 before you really get into the nursing classes and 45 credits in nursing classes. So it technically is more than 2 years...but you still get your AS.

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prettymica specializes in hospice, HH, LTC, ER,OR.

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Its the ADN/ASN program itself is 2 years long(4-5 semesters) after all the pre reqs are taken care of and you are accepted.

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hodgieRN has 10 years experience and specializes in ER trauma, ICU - trauma, neuro surgical.

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Its the ADN/ASN program itself is 2 years long(4-5 semesters) after all the pre reqs are taken care of and you are accepted.

Exactly. With pre-reqs, it can be more like 3 yrs total. All of nursing school is 2 yrs. Most students spend 1-2 semesters at school before nursing school even begins.

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At my school there's a year for LPN then a year for RN, plus pre-reqs, which we are allowed to take during the nursing program, with the exception of A&P 1 and 2, so it's basically 3 years for an ADN.

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