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I dont have a degree. Should I apply to asbn programs?

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Many private schools offer these asbn programs. I have lost hope of getting in the cuny nursing programs. I heard those who already have degrees should apply to asbn. My gpa is very low by the way. Also, any school suggestions? I live in nyc.

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 10 years experience.

Your title states, I don't have a degree.” Accelerated BSN (ABSN) programs are designed for students who have already earned a bachelors degree in another field. Please clarify if you have a prior degree because, if you don't, you aren't eligible for ABSN programs.

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

Beware of places that accept low gpa's charge a lot of money, give loans out like candy, and are not accredited or respected by employers.

Oh I thought asbn was just a faster way to combine a aas and bsn... thanks 😃 And I didnt think about how employers would react seeing the college I graduated from. You have a point there but I dont think I have a choice because my gpa is so low.

Accelerated BSN degrees are designed for people who already have a BA/BS in another discipline, and assume that you already have all the general education credits required for a BSN degree (because of the degree you already hold). They include only the nursing-specific content of a BSN, and that content (roughly two years of full-time study) is shoehorned into a shorter amount of time (12 mos to 18 mos). These programs are fast-paced, intense, and more academically demanding than traditional BSN programs. They typically have higher admission standards than traditional BSN programs, so not a likely option for someone with a lower GPA.

Best wishes for your journey.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

Oh I thought asbn was just a faster way to combine a aas and bsn... thanks ������ And I didnt think about how employers would react seeing the college I graduated from. You have a point there but I dont think I have a choice because my gpa is so low.

You DO have a choice. Re-take some courses and raise your GPA. Cast a wider net as far as schools. Consider an LPN program and then bridging up to RN. You ALWAYS have choices. DO NOT get tangled up in a for-profit school.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

If you do not currently possess a baccalaureate (e.g., bachelor of arts or bachelor of science) degree, you do not qualify for admission into accelerated BSN programs.

Accelerated BSN programs are designed for candidates who already possess baccalaureate degrees in non-nursing majors or concentrations.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

If you can't maintain an acceptable GPA at a regular school how would you do in an "advanced" school?

You obviously need to do a lot more research (with google not Allnurses).

delawaremalenurse

Specializes in Occ. Hlth, Education, ICU, Med-Surg.

If your GPA is that low then an accelerated BSN program is not an option for you. These programs require a high GPA due to the intense curriculum format. The high GPA is a major indicator if you are capable of performing at the academic level necessary to be successful.