quickest Route to a RN

  1. I was talking with a Co-Worker who is planning to attend Nursing School soon. I was told to research the community colleges and she said that Chamberlin College of Nursing may be the best of all because they get you right in and you will have a BSN in 3 years, I have heard not so great things about the school such as too pricey and not a great pass rate on the boards. I live in St.Louis and I am looking for the least expensive and quickest way to my RN. I will let work help pay for my BSN, I want to make the right choice, especially in this economy I need to save money and not take out much in loans if any at all. that is what I liked about St.Louis Community college they're inexpensive and have a great rep, but I keep being told once I complete my Pre-Reqs It'll be like 3 1/2 years. Anyone with any advice? and anyone a grad of StLCC? I need to know from someone who has been through it. Thank You!
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  3. by   FriendlyGhostRN
    Well, I took my first two years of college at St. Louis Community College--got all of my prerequisites done, then immediately transferred to UMSL's accelerated program. I'll be done this august--with my BSN in 3 years.

    Not sure if it's the quickest route, but it's pretty quick I'd like to think
  4. by   WDWpixieRN
    STL Community Colleges are great. Price is right. Might take a little more time but the economy's a little slow and you'll have the option to work while you're in school where some programs don't leave a lot of time for that.

    Only you can make that decision. I'd be wary of alternate schools between the cost and sometime iffy accreditation...