what's the length of time from ASN to BSN?

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Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

Just wondered about how long it takes to get a BSN/MSN after ASN...I'm asking because hubby (the most wonderful guy that i know =) ) Signed over his GI bill to me to use for school...i already ahve a grant that will pay for the rest of my ASN except for the CPNE (which i have money saved to pay for already anyway myself). Once i begin using the GI bill i am only authorized to use the money for a consecutive 36 mo. So i wondered if i had enough time to get my MSN or if it takes a long time to get the BSN.

I'll be probably trying to do full time schooling and would prefer an online program....

thanks all!

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

I did my BSN in about 18 months, but it was my 4th degree and I only needed 10 classes. Probably depends on the program and the amount of credits you have already, but I think 36 months is do-able for an MSN, most likely. I was pretty lazy about my BSN - I only took two classes at a time twice, and I even skipped a session or two to study for some certifications.

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

Thanks! I'm thinking if i go through the Frontier school for their CFNP they do a short "bridge" from ASN to BSN (although do not award the BSN degree) and it's a total of 36mo so rather than taking a BSN somewhere else i'll probably stick with one school =)

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I am doing a 3 semester RN-BSN locally through a NC university. So about 9 months. Also if I want to do MSN. It will probably take another 2 years. So 36 months is reasonable if you work really hard.

Tasha, I am also looking at Frontier. Will do BSN elsewhere since they require 1 year as an RN for their Master's programs I'll spend the year getting my BSN and be eligible to do the 2 year FNP.

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

i'm going to call them though, i think the one year is if you want midwifery because they will also take you earlier than a year if you have labor/delivery, doula or lactation specialist...well if you are doing NP you wouldnt need those anyway...so i was going to ask them if it can be waived or shortened...it doesnt seem like they have a waiting list going on or anything...i'd love to go their route, but i have to time everything quickly cause i'm getting only 36 mo of financial aide thrugh my hubby's GI bill so i'd rather just do the 36 mo straight with them!

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