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Hello there, I'm new to this site so I apologize if I'm not posting in the right spot or something. I am at the moment a certified ekg technician, phlebotomy technician, home health aide, and patient care tech. I really want to get into nursing school but just haven't been sure if I can take that much time to go back to school, or if I can afford it. But a friend of mine was telling me about a nursing program she heard about that was an accelerated course- 1 year of school for an RN degree. I live in Michigan, metro detroit area. Does anybody know of a school like this? Thank you so much.

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

Have you asked your friend what school it was? Or browsed the websites of colleges/universities in the Detroit area?

Hello there, I'm new to this site so I apologize if I'm not posting in the right spot or something. I am at the moment a certified ekg technician, phlebotomy technician, home health aide, and patient care tech. I really want to get into nursing school but just haven't been sure if I can take that much time to go back to school, or if I can afford it. But a friend of mine was telling me about a nursing program she heard about that was an accelerated course- 1 year of school for an RN degree. I live in Michigan, metro detroit area. Does anybody know of a school like this? Thank you so much.

Do you already have a bachelor's degree? Most accelerated programs are for second degree students. I know of one accelerated program for students without a degree in my area, and it has a horrible reputation.

Check out your board of nursing's website for a list of schools in your state. Check out the school websites to find out how long the programs are, what the requirements are, what the cost is, and what financial aid is available.

You might also want to look in to Excelsior, a distance learning program. There's a ton of info on the distance learning forum.

BittyBabyGrower, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, educator.

They are usually 18 months and I wouldn't waste my money. I have precepted several of people from these programs and they are pushed thru so fast they do not have good basic skills or knowledge. Our hospital has quit hiring people thru the 2 programs we have here because they are needing twice the amount of orientation because we are having to teach basic skills and thinking.

Detroit Mercy and MSU both have accelerated BSN programs if you already have a Bachelor degree. Oakland has an accelerated ADN program. I am sure there are others too. Don't know much about any of them but you can go to the websites and find out.

They are usually 18 months and I wouldn't waste my money. I have precepted several of people from these programs and they are pushed thru so fast they do not have good basic skills or knowledge. Our hospital has quit hiring people thru the 2 programs we have here because they are needing twice the amount of orientation because we are having to teach basic skills and thinking.

Sounds like an issue with the program. Graduates from my accelerated program (which was 11 months) are highly regarded here.

@HiddencatRN, which program and where is it at? Thanks.

I'm currently a LPN and I'm thinking about getting my RN online through the College Network and Excelsior College... I'm doing my homework on them and trying to find out all the pros and cons and find anyone whose completed it successfully and is a working RN. I heard college network is just a publishing company and it would be cheaper going through excelsior college.. any suggestions..also how do employers look at getting your RN online?

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

I'm currently a LPN and I'm thinking about getting my RN online through the College Network and Excelsior College... I'm doing my homework on them and trying to find out all the pros and cons and find anyone whose completed it successfully and is a working RN. I heard college network is just a publishing company and it would be cheaper going through excelsior college.. any suggestions..also how do employers look at getting your RN online?

The College Network is not an educational institution.

Why would you consider Excelsior over RN programs in your area?

Yes I would consider Excelsior College over a RN program in my area because I need to continue working full time and be with my family. I want to speak with an academic advisor from Excelsior but Im not finding contact information. I'm researching becuase I'm really interested just want to talk with people who have been through it and can tell me about their experience. THanks for the reply

There is a program in Rochester, NY at the University of Rochester. I graduated from there in 2003. They do require a bachelors though (at least) and also have several pre-requisite courses. The program is very highly regarded and at this point competitive to get into. But if you wanted to move and had the degree you could give it a look.

The info can be found at University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY

Good luck to you-- and I think all the medical experience you have would help a lot. Let me know if I can be of anymore help.

Susan

red2003xlt, LPN

Specializes in Addiction / Pain Management. Has 5 years experience.

I'm in an LPN program , after graduation I can bridge into RN. One of the Juco college nearby has "weekend" RN Bridge program. Classes on Friday and clinical on Saturday.

Anything in your area similar?

Thanks so much for all the replies- No I do not have a Bachelor's already. Just the trade certifications I mentioned. She didn't remember the name of the school, that's why I was wondering if anyone else had heard of it. And what is Excelsior college? Is that like an online RN program? It seems like it would be difficult to learn the necessary RN skills with an online school, not having the hands on training and all... But if it is a program lots of people have good things to say about, I would consider it. It has just been a dream and passion of mine to be a nurse and have a career that allows me to help other people, but I don't see it happening the traditional way. Too busy, too poor. :)

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Excelsior is only for people who are already healthcare providers, or who have completed a certain amount of their nursing clinical education/program already. It's not actually online -- it's a distance education program, and its students are usually LPNs/LVNs or paramedics.

https://www.excelsior.edu/Excelsior_College/School_Of_Nursing/School_of_Nursing_Admission_Policy

Good luck finding a program that fits your needs!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Yes I would consider Excelsior College over a RN program in my area because I need to continue working full time and be with my family. I want to speak with an academic advisor from Excelsior but Im not finding contact information. I'm researching becuase I'm really interested just want to talk with people who have been through it and can tell me about their experience. THanks for the reply

There are many EC students and graduates who frequent the distance learning forum: Distance Learning for Nursing - Nursing for Nurses

Oh okay. I am a healthcare provider currently, on medical leave from my job. But not a nurse. I think the closest certification I have to LPN is the PCT cert- but I'm sure there is a lot more schooling required for the LPN. Thanks again for all your help. :)