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Fall 2020 Students San Diego (Grossmont, MiraCosta, Palomar and CSU San Marcos)

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Hello!

I have applied to the nursing programs at Grossmont, MiraCosta, Palomar and CSU San Marcos.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in an unrelated field and am trying to decide between on a route of study:

1. Accelerated BSN at San Marcos

2. ADN at a Community College then completion program

Here are my thoughts please tell me what your think:

The Accelerated BSN program is accomplished in 2 years.  With it being accelerated I believe it is more condensed = more information in a shorter amount of time = more intense and most likely more difficult.  This program is more expensive and location is in Temecula.

The Community College route is longer 3.25 years at the shortest.  This route is more cost effective (except that one could be working a year sooner).  The program is more spread out and the commute would be much less.  

Please let me know what your thoughts and experiences are,

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I would go the whichever route accepts you and then weigh it out from there.  

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I am trying to make the same decision. I've tried working out what the cost would really be in the long run and at least for my situation, I found that going the ABSN route might be more cost-effective since I would be able to start working with a better salary sooner, and in that extra 1+ year of working I would cover more than the difference between the cost of the ADN (+ a RN-BSN after) vs the ABSN. However, I am looking at an ABSN back on the east coast where I would live at home to save money and which is only 16 months long, whereas I think the CSUSM program is 2 years right? So that would make a difference. I would suggest calculating out what the real cost of the options would be for you. I started with 0 and subtracted total costs of the program (+ 5% interest for loans), living expenses, and transportation for that time (and for the ADN options I also subtracted an average rough amount of what an RN-BSN might be after), and then added what I could potentially make during the program (since the ADN would give more time to work on the side throughout the program), plus an average RN salary for however many months I could be making it. I personally picked a point a few years from now and calculated out to that point for all my options, then compared. I applied to Grossmont and MiraCosta for my ADN options too. Hopefully everything works out for you :) 

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Have you guys heard anything lately from grossmont? 

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