Some opinions please...

  1. I am a CNA who is interested in receiving her LVN license to later then enter into a LVN to BSN bridge program... I have contacted a couple schools so far .As of this evening, The University of Phoenix counselor contacted me ..He then spoke to me and he filled me in on the different degree programs that they offer at this time..Unfortunately this school does not offer an AS just AA Program or neither do they offer a LVN to BSN program . He suggested me to apply and recieve my AA and then go on to whatever i need to do in the future , for i need my GE creds any ways ..But now i am worried that if i do attend this school , i will not be able to enter the BSN program at a later date due to the fact that i did not earn my AS but AA ..Now i know that most ADN programs waiting list are so very long , but i do not want to deviate too much and end up with something i do not want..I am driving myself crazy here , Please help me by being so kind as to give me some advice as what to do here..Is it possible to go from AA TO BSN i tried looking it up online , but i have not been very successful at retrieving any pertinent info on this matter. If any one has made this move or knows of someone who has taken this step could you please let me know , thank you...

    PS : By the way i live in Nothern CA...
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  3. by   RNinSoCal
    Hello,
    Is there a reason you are not looking into community colleges for your nursing pre-reqs? You can take pre-reqs at any community college before applying to a nursing program. You have to have the pre-reqs done before anyone will accept you so you might as well find a community college close to you and start there. The counselors can help you plan your next move after finishing pre-reqs and you might have a better idea of what you want to do after completing them.
    I did my nursing pre-reqs at a community college and then applied to and was accepted into a BSN program.
    Hope this suggestion helps:spin:
  4. by   RN1263
    Quote from RNinSoCal
    Hello,
    Is there a reason you are not looking into community colleges for your nursing pre-reqs? You can take pre-reqs at any community college before applying to a nursing program. You have to have the pre-reqs done before anyone will accept you so you might as well find a community college close to you and start there. The counselors can help you plan your next move after finishing pre-reqs and you might have a better idea of what you want to do after completing them.
    I did my nursing pre-reqs at a community college and then applied to and was accepted into a BSN program.
    Hope this suggestion helps:spin:

    I agree!!!
    your best bet is to go to a comm. college get on their waiting list while your doing your pre-reqs and by the time you're almost done or done w/ the pre-reqs you'll be in the program.....the cost will be cheaper that way also!...that's the route i did and i'm in my 3rd semester of the n. program now w/ all my general classes finished.

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