nursing degree final 2 years

  1. Hello. Does anyone know of a college or unversity that offers it's 4 years nursing degree with all of the nursing theory and clinical rotations in the last 2 years only? I'm active duty Army and taking regular classes and science labs in my free time has not been a problem, but now I'm going to be applying for a program that will allow me 24 months away from the service to complete a BSN. The problem that I've run into is that many nursing schools have one or two nursing courses in the first and second year of college, and then the bulk of them in the last two years. With only 24 months I wouldn't make this time line. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks.
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  3. by   RN_Jen
    My school does all of the nursing courses in the last 2 years.

    George Mason University in Virginia
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Univ of Memphis. You can actually fast track and be out in 1 year or in 18 months.
  5. by   BeccaznRN
    University of Missouri-St. Louis does this. The program, as well as most of the instructors, are top-notch and we have a very high NCLEX pass rate.
  6. by   hamrogers
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Univ of Memphis. You can actually fast track and be out in 1 year or in 18 months.
    What do you mean by fast track? I already have most of the typical BSN pre-req coursework done, A&P, Chem, Micro, stats, etc. Is being able to fast track common?
    Thanks
    MIKE
  7. by   LanaBanana
    I think most of your state schools will be in the last 2 years only.
  8. by   RN34TX
    I've never heard of a generic BSN program that wasn't set up that way.

    Unless someone is doing a part-time or other non-traditional option, a generic BSN program (for someone who is not yet an RN or LPN) consists of freshman and sophomore years of lower division physical sciences, social sciences, English, arts, etc. and other "general ed" type of classes. the nursing portion does not start until the junior year.
  9. by   Persnicketier
    I know some generic BSN programs start with nursing classes in the sophomore year.
    Last edit by Persnicketier on Apr 21, '07
  10. by   RNin'08
    All of the 4 year universities in Colorado and Wyoming are set up so that nursing core and clinicals can only be taken in the last two years. Many students in the areas opt to do their first two years at community colleges and then transfer to the BSN programs (generally *much* cheaper). Good luck!

    RNin'08
    ~my reality check bounced~
  11. by   hamrogers
    Thanks for all of the advice. I guess the states I was looking at, Ohio, Illinois; specifically Chicago, Tennessee, and NC may be the minority.
    MIKE
  12. by   Jolie
    Hi Mike,

    I attended Northern Illinios University in DeKalb, and our program was set up over 5 semesters. Perhaps you could make that work if you attended a summer session.

    Also, I worked at Rush in Chicago, where I'm pretty sure the nursing portion of the BSN program was 2 years long. Most (if not all) of the students were accepted as juniors, having completed their science and gen ed requirements at community colleges or state schools which were much cheaper.

    Good luck to you!

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