Published Jul 13, 2005
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I've also seen some accelerated programs that give MSN (but not advanced practice) for those who have an undergrad in something other than BSN.
Many schools offer these for advanced practice as well.
Sorry, I meant it's for non-nurses who have a bachelors in something else. So no ADN.
It makes sense now.... the reason for the inherent difficulty of the program is due to the fact that you are getting an exceedingly large amount information in a very short time frame. It takes really three years to get an ADN, when you consider the pre req's as well, and you all are graduating with a BSN in even less time. That is impressive!
An accelerated BSN is one for someone who already has a bachelors degree in something other than nursing. It's usually somewhere between 12 and 18 months long.
Actually...there are accelerated BSN programs (like mine) that DO NOT require a bachelors in anything. They just took the same curriculm and squished it into 18 months so that we are in school year round-no breaks instead of the traditional 3 year, 6 semester program.
The way the program I am in works is that a local hospital sponsors you and pays your way excluding books, parking, materials, in exchange for 2 year contract with them once we graduate.
We all signed a contract in which we agreed NOT to work at all. The way everyone gets by if more financial aid, parents, savings, husbands and wives.
Are you getting a BSN or ADN? I've never heard of a BSN program that goes from start to finish in 18 months.... I believe that that to be accredited a bachelor degree (any degree), must have at least 92 credits, and most have about 110 or more.
Bachelor degree->BSN can get away with it since they already have enough credits for the degree (obviously), they just have to take enough to make the nursing board happy.
Are you getting a BSN or ADN? I've never heard of a BSN program that goes from start to finish in 18 months.... I believe that that to be accredited a bachelor degree (any degree), must have at least 92 credits, and most have about 110 or more.Bachelor degree->BSN can get away with it since they already have enough credits for the degree (obviously), they just have to take enough to make the nursing board happy.
The BSN program I plan to attend requires 120 units to graduate... with a max of 70 transferred from your CC (or ADN program). Boy after 1+ year of nursing pre req's PLUS 2 years of an ADN program (not to mention the first year of college that I threw away 13 years ago) and THEN four MORE semesters of a BSN program FULL TIME! Hey if I can add properly that's over 5 years! I'd have GLADLY done it in 18 months!
It is a BSN and it goes from start to finish in 18 months. You of course have to be done with all other university requirments (upper and lower divison classes) but it is 18 months solid of nursing classes.
Class of Dec 2006:)
BTW the program I am in is accredited and will only have two more cohort groups of this special accelerated program. Heres the link to check it out in case anyones interested.
I have applied to several accelerated BSN programs. I already have a bachelors degree in another field. Therefore, I know I don't qualify for any grants. I filled out the FAFSA, but now I am worried that they won't award me enough loans to cover all of my expenses. Will they give the same amount of loans they gave me for my first degree? More? Less? I know I will need more loans than I got for my first degree because now I have to pay tutition out of them as well.
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