Hi, me again. Do you know about the accelerated second-degree BSN programs?? If you already have a bachelor's in another field, you can get your BSN in 18 mos. I'm attending Curry College (applications due in April - ACCEL program). I also was accepted to a similar program at Simmons. There are opportunities at Regis in Weston, Mass College of Pharmacy in Worcester, and Northeastern (although it is a longer program).
The main difference in the schooling is the expense - Curry will be about 30K for the 16-month program. I knew that even if I attended BHCC and got an ADN that I would go on to get my BSN at a later point, so it seemed better to just get it done even if it meant a lot of student loan debt. There are tons of posts on this website about ADN vs. BSN. It's a major debate, I personally want to keep educating myself in the future and get a MSN, so this was the major factor in my decision.
There are also "direct-entry" programs which are typically 3 years - you earn a MSN. Simmons, NEU, and MGH for health professions have programs. Even more $$ and also controversial b/c graduates have a Masters, but not enough experience.
Here are links to the BSN program websites if you're interested:
Undergraduate Nursing - Simmons College
BSN Nursing 16-month Post-baccalaureate Program (Worcester and Manchester), Overview
Nursing at Regis College
- 3 years
- Upper Division Transfer BSN