Looking for BSN accelerated programs

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I am 47yr old male, looking to make a career change into nursing. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business and am looking for a BSN to get into the field of nursing. I am in Massachusetts. I have finished some of the pre-req's needed but need to finish a few more. Can anyone let me know of the different colleges that offer accelerated BSN degrees. I would like to apply as soon as possible.

Thanks

Raysa84

Specializes in ER; CCT.
I am 47yr old male, looking to make a career change into nursing. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business and am looking for a BSN to get into the field of nursing. I am in Massachusetts. I have finished some of the pre-req's needed but need to finish a few more. Can anyone let me know of the different colleges that offer accelerated BSN degrees. I would like to apply as soon as possible.

Thanks

Raysa84

Are you a RN now?

raysa84

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No, I am not an RN and I am not in the medical field.

cincinnaticj7

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Are you looking to stay in the Massachusetts area, or are you are also looking to try to maybe look around the other states?

Bill E. Rubin

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

I went to Curry College's accelerated program. I thought it was top notch. In the Boston area the schools I know of that have accelerated BSN programs are:

Curry College

Simmons College (though the BSN program is women only)

Mass. General Institute of Health Professions

Mass. College of Pharmacy.

If you don't get accepted into any of these, you may be able to get a BSN from a 4-year program in a semi-accelerated fashion if you already have another BS and transfer the credits... Haven't tried this, but considered it.

Good luck!

:up:

Medic09, BSN, RN, EMT-P

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Specializes in ED, Flight. Has 10 years experience.

If you are a second-degree student (already have a Baccalaureate in something), many four-year programs will offer some help. It basically means that you'll come into the program for the 'core nursing content' in the other students' junior year.

I went that route and had a BSN in 16 months. The local community college (which had a waiting list) would have taken two years.

Also, be prepared to no vacation. Often an accelerated program can simply mean all the core nursing content done by going straight through summers with no real vacation. That's what our program now does for ALL the students.

If you are a second-degree student (already have a Baccalaureate in something), many four-year programs will offer some help. It basically means that you'll come into the program for the 'core nursing content' in the other students' junior year.

I went that route and had a BSN in 16 months. The local community college (which had a waiting list) would have taken two years.

Also, be prepared to no vacation. Often an accelerated program can simply mean all the core nursing content done by going straight through summers with no real vacation. That's what our program now does for ALL the students.

So glad you posted this. That's what I hope I'll be able to do. Going to meet with admissions/advisors tomorrow to feel out this option. 16 months is FAST. I have a BS in Biology so hopefully I'll have a bunch of credits.

You just made my night.

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