Hi all! I recently moved to NY (live in Brooklyn) to do a year long service for AmeriCorps. I graduated with a BA in Journalism, and was really interested in Nonprofit work, but started to realize my senior year that it's not what i want to do for the rest of my life. I do see myself more in a nursing career...with eventually moving on to an NP or MD eventually...probably NP though. Anyway, after my year of service with Americorps i'll have ny resident status, and i'd love to go to nursing school after that. right now i'm looking in to a program at NYU because they don't require pre-reqs. The program is a couple of semesters extra so that students w/o the pre-reqs can get those out of the way before starting the nursing. and considering that i studied journalism, i didn't take too many science courses!
However, biology, the human body, health and medicine have always fascinated me, and i'd love to work in surgery some day. Back to topic...I'd like to start working asap, and thought about an ADN first, and eventually going on to a BSN/NP accelerated program. Or would you all suggest that I go straight to the BSN, especially since I don't have the Pre-reqs, and although my undergrad GPA was good, NYU is a tough school to get in to, and not all of the BSN schools offer an extra year to do your pre-reqs. what other suggestions do any of you have?? Also, I am both a US and German citizen, and am eventually moving back to europe. (UK, Ireland, Germany or Austria...I'm fluent in German) So, I've got to keep those plans in the back of my mind for planning purposes as well...I do know that an ADN is not accepted in europe...but I might wait to relocate until I've gotten my NP...anyway...suggestions?? Also, what other Associate programs would any of you suggest??? Sorry, this is forever long...oh yeah, i also plan to stay in the nyc area (I LOVE BROOKLYN) for a little while to work