Quote from kjack87
Does anyone know of any 8-10 month RN programs around the country, if so, please let me knokw where. I already have a BS in an unrelated field, so I want to get in, get out and make money again FAST!
If you have a BS already, even if in another field, why would you want an Associates degree? You can get another Bachelors in nursing, and there are several Accelerated BSN programs available. I just completed one, and it was 12 months. Most are about 15-18 mos though, and now that I've done mine, I really think I would've preferred longer, since there's ALOT of material to cover in such short time. They don't cut courses, it's just double the work, so it's equivalent to 2 yrs work in one.
I am glad that I got a BSN instead of ADN though, since it wouldn't make sense not to take advantage of transferring all my BS credits in general education and science that were accepted into the nursing BSN program, so now I have a second Bachelor's degree.
Besides, I have heard that many hospitals are trying to hire more BSNs and they do get compenstated a bit more.
If you think you can learn nursing (a whole new field) in 8-10 mos, they you can just go for a little longer and take the Accelerated BSN program. I found the 12 mos program very fast and stressful since it's a whole new field for me and different way of thinking for taking tests.
It's not easy, and I also wish I had more clinical time. We had plenty, but I still think it's not enough since with nursing, the more time with hands on, the better. I don't know how 8 mos can be enough, even for ADN. It's still an RN degree and you will need to know alot of clinical skills.
Plus, most of these programs require pre reqs so in the end it can take longer. If you can transfer your credits into an Accel BSN and get a higher degree, it doesn't make sense to get an ADN.