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2nd degree bsn programs

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by ondracsa ondracsa (New) New

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Hey everyone,

I am a 2nd degree bsn hopeful for a class starting in 2014. I am having a bit of a problem with the pre-reqs. One that I see listed commonly is clinical pathophysiology. Some are listed as 3 credits and some as 4 credits. The local community school's around me do not offer this and I wanted to know if anyone else has that problem or has had it and what you did to get around it?

Also, I am willing to move anywhere to attend a second degree bsn program. I'm hoping to find one that is under 45-50k for the total cost of the program and has fairly mainstream pre-requisite classes. I was looking at a bunch of texas schools and they require so many extra history and goverment classes that i've never had to take, it takes texas out of the equation. I currently have a bachelors degree A&P1 and 2, health, lifespan psychology.

Any ideas? Advice? suggestions? Open to everything.

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What is your first bachelors degree in? I live in Texas myself. I have a BS in biology. I just finished my second semester of a traditional BSN program in Texas. I'm curious as to what extra history and government classes you are required to take for a second bachelors in nursing that you didn't have to take for the first? The BSN program I am in requires American History 1 & 2, American Government, and General Economics as basics, but I had to take these classes for my first bachelors already so I was not required to take them again for the BSN I am now working on. I too wanted to attend an accelerated BSN program (or in other words a second degree BSN program), but I was unable to find one that worked with my budget or that I was able to get accepted into. I decided to go ahead and attend a traditional BSN program in Texas instead. Since I had the majority of my prereqs done from my first degree, I only had to take one semester of additional prereqs before I was accepted. The nursing program itself is 5 semesters, which is longer than an Accelerated/second-degree program would be. But I am still working towards a BSN and will hopefully graduate (again lol) in May 2014. It will take a total of 3 years for me to complete the traditional BSN program. If you can't find a second-degree program that fits your needs, maybe you should look at a traditional BSN program. Best of luck!

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SycamoreGuy has 1 years experience.

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Never seen a program with clinical pathophisiology as a prerequisite.

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