Worried Student

  1. Hi everyone,
    My name is Shawn and I'm new to this group.recently I started my pre nursing courses and I'm a little undecided about things. I currently had to drop my beginning algebra class BC I was not doing to good in the class. Not knowing I had to have this class b4 i take a&p. So with that being said I will have to do 2 semesters b4 I can get into an adn program,so while i am taking these two semester I will be taking classes that goes for an bsn program. After those two semesters I will only have a semester and 1 class in the summer to be qualified to enter into a bsn program(ummc).so should I keep going and continue the bsn pre classes or should I just go ahead to the adn program.(I wanted to do adn first so I could work at a hospital,while getting my bsn,)
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    Joined: Aug '13; Posts: 3


  3. by   teacher08
    Hi Shawn,

    Its difficult to suggest what you should do first. A lot of factors play an imperative role as to which program, ADN or BSN, program you should initially apply too.

    For example:

    Required pre-requisites and when they are offered
    Specific school wait list / enrollment (30, 40, 50, or 100 students; 1000 applicants)
    Family obligations
    Length of program
    Financial situation
    Day or evening class / clinical rotations
    Available scholarships / student loans
    Ability to work during program

    There are many more however, the pros and cons will be based upon your personal circumstances. Make a tangible list, review it carefully and make a firm decison.

    On a personal note, I do like the idea of the BSN program over the ADN; it will save time. FYI, I'm an ADN recipient. However, the aforementioned list may assist in determining which program you would be a better candidate. UMMC...AWESOME program.

    I wish you well. Enjoy, comprehend, and ask AS MANY questions as your heart desire during your nursing journey.

    PS....I enjoyed my college years in Jackson, MS. Great place to live.
    Last edit by teacher08 on Nov 5, '13
  4. by   shawnkyle25
    Thanks for the advice...I will decide no later than Dec...
    p.s. do not get me wrong but i do not like jackson,ms at all... Im so ready to further my options outside of ms...
  5. by   teacher08
    You're welcome. I understand your position about seeking options outside of Jackson. Best wishes.