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Nursing Schools in Broward County/South Florida Area Advice! :(

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Hi there! Thanks for taking time to look at this soon-to-be long post. I'll try to get straight to the point as possible. I'm looking for advice as to what schools I should look into for a BSN program.

I am currently attending Broward College (Central campus). I graduate with my AA in December *fingers crossed*. I'm a few semesters late due to retakes in a few classes. I read a post on this website about the horrors of the Broward College program. You can find one story here. I was going to originally just go straight into the program without even a second thought.

From what I understand for Broward College, it takes 72 credits to get your Associates in Nursing and THEN you use that to enter the BSN track which is an additional 36-39 credits (Not sure if that includes clinical hours as well, that might make a difference). I feel like a straight-forward program without that "bridge" would be best for me.

FIU won't let anyone apply to their program if they have retaken any science courses even though they successfully passed upon retaking them *sighs* I'm not sure if Nova and FAU are the same way but I haven't seen any note of that.

I am trying to choose between: Broward College, Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University.

I wanted to know your opinion, advice and any knowledge about these schools. I'm mainly looking for experience.

If it helps, I have no kids and i still live at home (i would love to dorm if possible though!) I currently work a part-time job (which i will quit when the program starts). I think it's safe to say I'm a fairly decent student with a 3.5sh GPA. I experienced a few minor setbacks when I had to retake my science courses but I bounce back pretty well. I know in certain programs once you fail a class then that's it. I've become very anxious about my decision. I'm about to take my HESI exam very soon as well.

Again, thank you for taking your time to read this! :laugh:

*edit*: If i am wrong in any info i have posted about these schools, please let me know! You need an Associates in Nursing to get your BSN too, right? I figured since I already have an Associates in Arts I can just go straight to BSN. I might have mixed it up.

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hey im wondering what you did, because I just enrolled into broward north and im working on my pre req but I work full time and doubt ill be able to take day classes when I eventually begin to do the nursing program, but I know two people who went to Chamberlin university after getting their pre reqs from broward and were able to do night classes and now are working in hospitals. So I figure I might do the same and im just wondering what you did?

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Hello,

You need an Associates of Science in Nursing to get a BSN.

I will recommend to you:

Palm Beach State College nursing Program. This is a 2 year program not including summers. You get your ASN but I do believe you can apply to get a BSN there too. No Dorms. Takes HESI

Palm Beach Atlantic University nursing Program. Not too informed on this program, info should be easy to find. Takes Teas I believe.

UCF dual enrollment nursing Program. In this program you work towards your ASN and BSN at the same time, finishing in 6-7 semesters including summers. A lot of dorm options. Takes TEAs

If you haven't done the common nursing prereqs like: microbiology, anatomy and physiology 1 and 2, chemistry etc. You would be paying a lot of tuition at nova for classes you can take at a community or state college.

A good option is to get your ASN at a state college like PBSC. Then do an online RN-BSN after your pass the Nclex.

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There are nursing programs that offer evening & weekends. The program will obviously take a few months longer but they do exist. I believe Palm Beach State College offers this.

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