Frustrated pre-BSN Student

  1. If anyone could give me a little input or maybe put a spin on my situation I'd appreciate it greatly! All I get from my bf and family is "you'll get there.."

    Ok, I have taken five straight full time semesters (including summer) and I still have one more semester worth of credits to take before I start a BSN Program! AHHH! Ok, so now, the greater problem.. I'm looking at a few BSN programs in Texas.. I'll be applying in Sept., but a lot of them have a class or two different than the other programs, and I don't want to be set back another semester to take classes like "visual and performing arts". I know I sound impatient, but come on.. BSN programs want 72 hours of credits before you even start the two years of BSN classes.

    ITS SO FRUSTRATING because even when I do apply, the programs I'm most interested in (TWU in Houston, UTHCSA, etc) took no less than a 3.7 gpa last semester. Ouch- I've been working part-full time throughout my prereqs and I don't think I'll be able to get that.

    Any advice? I think somedays I'm about to pull my hair out!
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  3. by   Kabin
    Usually the school you're attending has counseling office with information on state university course equivalent etc. Find out who is the BSN/nursing specialist and set up a couseling appointment.
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from Kabin
    Usually the school you're attending has counseling office with information on state university course equivalent etc. Find out who is the BSN/nursing specialist and set up a couseling appointment.
    I think Kabin's advice was great.

    One thought, since you have so many prereq's, have you considered an ADN program and doing a one year bridge to the BSN?
  5. by   z's playa
    Quote from Kabin
    Usually the school you're attending has counseling office with information on state university course equivalent etc. Find out who is the BSN/nursing specialist and set up a couseling appointment.

    Absolutely. The counselling will help out alot.

    Good luck to the poster!

    Sorry all I can offer is support. Living so far away I have no idea what's up w/ schools down there.
  6. by   NurseKay2006
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    I think Kabin's advice was great.

    One thought, since you have so many prereq's, have you considered an ADN program and doing a one year bridge to the BSN?
    I agree with sunnyjohn if all esle fails try the ADN program and then do the bridge to the BSN. That is what I am doing and the best thing about it all of the bridge program will be offered on-line. If you're really desperate you can move to Mississippi. lol Our BSN prorgrams only require 56-63 hours of pre-reqs.

    Kay

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