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Okay I have a H U G E dilemma. I have lets say ohhh 100+ hours. No degree. No associates. No bachelors. The reason I have so many hours is because I've taken all the prerequisites for multiple... Read More
Apr 17, '09Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Oncology, Triage, Tele, Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 211; Likes: 331You could get your ADN, start working and do an immediate bridge. The high-stress "nursing" classes and clinicals will be out of the way... no worries of getting kicked out if you get sick or break an arm, etc. (< it happens!) Bridge as you feel fit. Some of the people I graduated with did an immediate bridge and it's only 1 extra year of accelerated classes. What they have that the direct BSN students don't have is that they've already passed boards and are licensed and working ... so an RN who has bridged from ADN to BSN can have an advantage.
Like you, I have a ton more credits than I needed for my ADN, but I wanted to spend more time with my family before going back, like when my kids are out of the house (won't be long -sniff) I am thinking of doing the ADN to MSN program. The counselor I met with said I will be able to shave off &/or test out of a few classes by going directly to MSN.
Apply to several programs and see which you get accepted to --- that might make the decision for you.
Apr 17, '09Specialty: Emergency ; Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 1,233; Likes: 154a lot of ppl keep saying do the bsn. i want a BSN regardless if i do straight bsn or adn first. my only real dilemma was should i keep trying to get into a bsn program or go with a adn program that im pretty sure i can get in. i just dont want to wast excessive time.
Apr 17, '09Occupation: CNA/PCA From: US ; Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 599; Likes: 260so do some schools offer courses with extra clinical portions?
Apr 17, '09Specialty: Emergency ; Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 1,233; Likes: 154i was just trying to figure out what the whole Rn-BSN was. I didn't know if it was just regular lecture type classes, or if they clinicals to go along with it.
Apr 18, '09Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Oncology, Triage, Tele, Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 211; Likes: 331I haven't heard of any situations where one would need any more clincal. The type of classes I need yet are a Humanities class, statistics, and nursing theory etc., boring/ nothing exciting.