First of all I would like to thank all of you for taking the time out to read this!
I just recently graduated with my B.S. in health science this past friday! I've always thought about becoming a nurse and decided that the accelerated BSN or MSN route is the best way for me to achieve my goal. However, I've been doing my LVN course work for the past 2 months and just realized that with my degree, I do not want to go that route at all. What do you all suggest is the appropriate route that I should take? Thank you
May 25, '09
My dear friend has a BS degree in public health and social work that she had attained approximately 8 years ago. Her undergraduate GPA was a 2.6, which was not competitive enough to get admitted into most public RN programs, especially when she was competing against applicants who had 3.8 and 4.0 grade point averages. She was accepted into an accelerated BSN program at a private university with religious affiliations, but declined to attend due to the $42,000 tuition for the three semesters (summer, fall, and spring sessions) and the perceived inability to work during the program.
So, she earned her LVN/LPN license about 4 years ago, and is now enrolled in an RN program. Accelerated BSN/MSN programs can sometimes be prohibitively expensive, which is a thought to consider closely.
If your grade point average is good, I would apply to RN programs at reasonably-priced community colleges and public universities.
Last edit by TheCommuter on May 25, '09
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