I'm new here and have a few questions for those of you already in a nursing program.
I'm 34 right now and have three children-5,3 and 5 months. Next semester I plan on returning to college to finish up some core classes and then start on getting into a nursing program.
I was in the AF for four years and was a med tech and then when I got out I worked in oncology, OB/GYN and at a lab while I was going to college. I dropped out in 1997 (seems like yesterday-lol) to accompany my husband overseas. I am 2 classes away from my A.S degree and am not sure which direction I should head.
I am thinking that I should just head straight into a BSN program but want to know how competitive admissions really are. I do/did have a high GPA (3.85) but is that high enough? I guess I'm really feeling old and that it's too late but I don't want to give up on my dream of being a nurse.
Anyone in the same boat as me?
Any advice or encouragement you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
Sep 27, '06
Welcome! Good gpa, 3.85 should be fine. I would definitely look into a BSN since you already have your associates. At least in my area they are easier to get into than the ADN programs and are really catering to second degree students. Go for it! Jules
Sep 27, '06
Since you already have your first two years under your belt you can get into a BSN program and finish it about two years, same as ADN. That is what I did since I am waiting for my children to get a little bigger before I go to school all day for clinicals. I don't think they are any harder to get into then ADN schools, and either way you can get a great education. Good luck.