Do you plan to transfer to get your BSN?

  1. I'm sitting here trying to map out my educational goals. I plan on finishing my Associate's, taking the boards, *hopefully passing them the first* working for a year and then pursuing my Bachelor's. Any advice or comments on your plans?

    "RN 2B in 2004"
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  3. by   StudentSandra
    I may continue to take some classes, but have no plans to go for the BSN. Just my personal feeling about it. Go for it if it is what you want.
  4. by   marci3335
    That is exactly my plan! I am completing my ADN Pre-req's and will continue with my ADN to BSN reqs. The university near me offers an online ADN RN to BSN course. There are 8 additional pre-req's I need to complete and then about 1-2 years of major requirements (that's going part time on line).

    I like this idea because I can work as an RN while taking my time to complete my BSN. Besides, If I want to use my BSN to further my career it certainly wouldn't be in the first 2 years of being an RN. By the time I'm ready I will have some time as an RN under my belt. Who knows- maybe I will go on to pursue my Masters!

    Good luck to you.
  5. by   SERENAde
    my "plan" is to complete adn...get my license...get a job in icu....enroll in an rn-bsn online program and once i have completed that (2yrs after my associates) i plan to apply for CRNA school and get my masters.........

    thats my plan and im stickin to it ; )
  6. by   maire
    At the school I am going to, I am dually admitted into the RN to BSN at NJIT. At this point in time I am not sure if that is what I am going to do, but the option is there.
  7. by   fnimat1
    What a college is right around the corner from NJIT, at the Newark campus...or are you talking about another NJIT campus.

  8. by   maire
    NJIT Mt. Laurel

    New Jersey is a small state, I'm starting to realize.
  9. by   rosemadder
    I too plan to get my BSN after completion of the ADN program. There are many bridge programs available out there. We have one in our area which is 5 semesters, 1 day a week and then following that you can do the BSN to MSN bridge program of 1 day a week seven semesters. I have heard there are also bridge programs RN-BSN of three semesters, 1 day a week.

    Good luck with your future plans.
  10. by   Talessa
    That's my goal as well. Get my ADN then go on and get either a BSN or MSN. I already have a Bachelor's in Biology and have read in a couple places that it's possible to go straight into an MSN program after completing the ADN with this background. Anyone else out there been through such a program?
  11. by   GPatty
    I have 4 more pre-reqs to do in order to enter the ASN program at my school. I will enter that in May 2003, graduate in May 2004 with my ASN. Then, I plan on transferring to IUE to obtain my BSN. The college I currently attend doesn't have a BSN program, or I would stay right where I am!