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I want to be a nurse!!!

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I will be graduating with a BS in Business Management in a couple of weeks. I would like to know what is the best option for pursuing a degree in nursing. I would like to become an RN. I am in Indianapolis, IN. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!

Bill E. Rubin

Specializes in Neuro, Cardiology, ICU, Med/Surg. Has 7 years experience.

You could look into accelerated BS programs in your area. These are a great option for those who have a BS in something else. In my program there were people like you who were right out of college, all the way through people in their 50's.

Good luck!

snowfreeze, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, CCU, Trauma, neuro, Geriatrics. Has 16 years experience.

Good luck, just curious why the change in direction. Are you interested in bedside nursing or administration? Both are really awesome careers but each has its own challenges.

That's great- I just got my B.S. in psychology and I am also looking into nursing! I don't know about schools in your area, but I'm sure if you look on this site or do a search you can find a lot of info on Bachelors-to-MSN (if you are interested in being a nurse practitioner or teaching, etc.) and accelerated Bachelors-to-BSN information for students with bachelors degrees in other areas. Both of these types of programs are structured to save you a little bit of time, as opposed to completely starting over. I am looking at Wright State and University of Cincinnati in Ohio for these two programs. I will have to take a lot of science prerequisites because I never had to take courses like anatomy or organic chemistry for my first B.S., but I think it will be well worth it!

If you just want to get your 2-year RN somewhere, it is often very affordable but you may find that there are wait-lists for those programs that can be quite long. Again, not sure about your state but in Ohio the wait-list time for most Associate Degrees in nursing is about 2 years. Good luck, and let us know what you find out!

BlueEyedRN

Specializes in ICU.

I did an accelerated 2nd-degree BSN program which was nice because that first degree counted from something. My first degree was in Accounting which does make things a little more difficult because there are a lot of pre-reqs in science, A&P, biology, etc that I had to take before I could start the program. But it is nice to know that I have a BSN so I can move forward with a Masters if I feel like it someday.

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