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  1. Hi! My name is Courtney and I'm applying for the nursing program at my local community college. It'll be my second year in college. I've been pitter pattering around with my major and I've come to the conclusion that I'd like to be a nurse. I'm a people person and for the majority of my life my dad was sick, so that definitely influenced my descesion.

    I do have a couple of questions that I'm not sure about! If one does the two year program at their local community college and completes their clinicals, they can take the test (I don't know the name of it) and become an RN right? Should I do the two year program and then transfer to the local four year college? What are the benefits of doing this?
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  3. by   Jilaweez
    Hi Courtney, welcom to the club! Once you finish you ADN program you will be able to sit for the NCLEX exam and become an RN. If you wish to further your education/advance in your career you can transfer to a school that offers BSN, MSN, etc. Different people choose to take different paths for their education so it really depends on what path is the right one for you. Good luck!
  4. by   Samma
    I'm no help because i dont start applying till next year but Good luck
  5. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Hi Courtney,

    to allnurses. You have come to a great place for answers, encouragement and help!

    As far as what direction to take, it is totally up to you. A lot of people are just fine in staying with an RN degree, while others go on for their BSN or even MSN. You will take the NCLEX (nursing test) after you graduate school and you will be a licensed RN and then you can go on to a university to work on your Bachelors or Masters. A lot of the programs for RN-BSN/MSN are a shorter program and can be taken totally online, except for clinicals. At least that is the way it is here where I live. For example, once I pass the NCLEX test, I can go to my local university and work on my BSN which is a 9 month online program. The MSN program is a little longer, but is still not a 4 year program like a traditional Master's program is.

    Hope this helps some. Good luck and again, welcome to the site!!
  6. by   stinksapsgreen
    Quote from blessed061987
    Hi Courtney,

    to allnurses. You have come to a great place for answers, encouragement and help!

    As far as what direction to take, it is totally up to you. A lot of people are just fine in staying with an RN degree, while others go on for their BSN or even MSN. You will take the NCLEX (nursing test) after you graduate school and you will be a licensed RN and then you can go on to a university to work on your Bachelors or Masters. A lot of the programs for RN-BSN/MSN are a shorter program and can be taken totally online, except for clinicals. At least that is the way it is here where I live. For example, once I pass the NCLEX test, I can go to my local university and work on my BSN which is a 9 month online program. The MSN program is a little longer, but is still not a 4 year program like a traditional Master's program is.

    Hope this helps some. Good luck and again, welcome to the site!!
    Yes, very! Thank you!
    I've been looking at the pre-req's at my new CC and the only one I have so far is EN101. I'm terribly behind and wondering if I should go ahead and take BI101 at my old CC over the summer, but it'll cost 900. Yet if I don't, I'll be behind and might not graduate for another 2-3 years. My goodness, I'm not sure what I'm going to do if I don't get in!
  7. by   stinksapsgreen
    Quote from Jilaweez
    Hi Courtney, welcom to the club! Once you finish you ADN program you will be able to sit for the NCLEX exam and become an RN. If you wish to further your education/advance in your career you can transfer to a school that offers BSN, MSN, etc. Different people choose to take different paths for their education so it really depends on what path is the right one for you. Good luck!
    Thank you very much!
  8. by   stinksapsgreen
    Quote from Samma
    I'm no help because i dont start applying till next year but Good luck
    Thank you and good luck to you too!

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