Quote from nycNurse2b
I already have a BS in Business from a different University.
My transcript is currently in the process of being reviewed, but so far I am told that a minimum of 90 credits from my BS will be transferred. At this point, I do not have any idea how many translate into the Nursing Depts requirements though. Probably not many since none are in Bio or Chem, etc.
What exactly does that mean? And how long does it generally take for a second degree student to complete a BSN program. Since I already have a degree will it be quicker than an Associates in Nursing but longer than an Accelerated BSN? Just trying to gauge my ETA as a nurse! (optimistic, huh?)
In my experience, it is about the same as an ADN program, and, depending on the previous degree shorter OR longer than an accelerated BSN.
When I was applying to schools and getting my credits evaluated, I found that basically everything was somehow TRANSFERRABLE...but not necessarily APPLICABLE. I was a Biology/Chemistry dual major, so I had a ton of sciences...but beyond the A&P, Micro, Chemistry all those credits were basically worthless for nursing. Yes, they would have been applied as "electives" but who really needs 80 credits of electives....
In general.. if you've had no previous nursing education and you're coming from a non-science degree... I would expect that you'll have to start "at the beginning" in regards to nursing..... A&P...etc... plus all the nursing courses.... and you'll end up with a ridiculous number of general electives... I would expect that all your general degree requirements (math, history, english, psych,e tc.) will probably transfer one to one.. and you'll be considered as if you came in with an associate degree in whatever field.
Virtually nothing but NURSING applies to nursing......
BTW - At this point I have over 200 credits... and I have yet to receive a NURSING degree... I'm not sure if I should
Oh well, I guess I just have to PAY for my indecision!