I have been studying my options on schooling and after a short time now.. I am thinking about going for an Associates Degree in Nursing via my local Community College. The price is relativley small for the two years & I would be able to continue to work and keep income coming in as well as continuing to gain experience.
The Nursing program at this particular Comminuty College is tough to be accpeted into. I assume my chances my be much higher if I take some of the classes before applying which they state are support courses and get them out of the way so I can focus on the basics. I was thinking I might get the two electives out of the way as well. Possibly take some extra apporved elective courses which I would use as well so I could graduate with those extra credits.
They also offer, for those interested, provisional admission to OHSU in Oregon, for a Bachelor's degree. Not sure I would want to do this but it is something I would like to explore for sure. The money might be tough in that particular program. I certaintly can afford the $2,000 or so (per year) amount for the AD.
This is defintly not 'set in stone' but it is an option I am seriously looking at.
I was just curious if there are jobs avalible for RN's with only an Associates Degree? Does anyone here have an AD AND a good job? Could I get a job at an Nursing Home as well as possibly working as an RN at a Hospital? Basically, what is your opinon on taking this route?
These are the classes there are showing as Pre-Req's:
Human Anatomy/Physiology 1
Human Anatomy/Physiology 2
Human Anatomy/Physiology 3
Meet Computer Literacy Req's.
In the first year there is only one Math class(Math for Health Care proffesionals),two Pharmacology classes,Three Nursing classes with three Clincal/Labs. The second year is strictly focused towards the Nursing aspects.
Any opinons/advice or otherwise would be Greatly
PS - Sorry for the rambling nature of this post. I am a little excited!