Accellerated ADN or RN

  1. I am a student in my third semester of college and i am taking all the pre requisites required for an RN certification. Is there a way to complete an RN degree within a year through an accellerated RN program where I would only have to complete the nursing courses?
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  3. by   smattles1of2
    I'm doing that now. I took prereqs and will be technically entering the BSN program as a junior. It's 4 semesters combined, but one of those semesters is a summer. So I guess it's technically a year and a half, but I'm only taking nursing classes.

    Search for "accelerated BSN programs" whereever you want to go to school and hopefully you'll find something!

    I'm not sure if this is what you mean, so I apologize if i'm no help!
  4. by   sameasalways
    I'm confused..I thought there were 2 semesters in a year..plus a summer one. So woudln't it be 2 years..not one year? Ours is 4 semesters plus a summer too..and its 2 years long. (RN).
  5. by   nursenj20
    is there a way to obtainj an adn in about 3 semesters w/o having any lpn certification or experience?
  6. by   Deliasgone
    Not that I am aware of. If you include the time I spent getting pre-reqs out of the way (while waiting for my turn on the waiting list) and add that to the 5 semesters of nursing classes I will have been in school for 5 years. I think that 4 years is common, but I went p/t due to children.
  7. by   Gompers
    Quote from nursenj20
    is there a way to obtainj an adn in about 3 semesters w/o having any lpn certification or experience?
    Nope. ADN programs are typically 4 semesters long with just the nursing classes alone. Often you need a semester or two beforehand as well to take the prereqs - chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, etc.
  8. by   Gompers
    Quote from smattles1of2
    I'm doing that now. I took prereqs and will be technically entering the BSN program as a junior. It's 4 semesters combined, but one of those semesters is a summer. So I guess it's technically a year and a half, but I'm only taking nursing classes.

    Search for "accelerated BSN programs" whereever you want to go to school and hopefully you'll find something!

    I'm not sure if this is what you mean, so I apologize if i'm no help!
    Accelerated BSN programs are for students who already have a Bachelor's degree in another major. It's simply doing all the nursing courses since the general education stuff (history, psychology, etc.) has already been taken care of.
  9. by   Sunshine0425
    I am in an accellerated RN program, but I already have a Bachelors. There were about a year of pre'req's and our program is a total of 9 months. It is full time 9-4 most days, and extremely fast paced. I would only recommend a program like this for people that don't mind putting their lives on hold for a while. I am glad I am in this program though and can't wait until graduation gets here. We had a 97% NCLEX passing rate last year and I have high hopes for my classmates and I that we have 100% this year. Good Luck.

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