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  1. TimothyGnarlson

    ASU Post Bacc - 2021

    More than likely, a little of both. I'm trying to stash away as much money as I can right now.
  2. TimothyGnarlson

    ASU Post Bacc - 2021

    Scored an 86.7 on the TEAS. Not quite as high as I would have liked, but I'm feeling confident about my advancement score. Provided that I'm accepted, my next challenge is figuring out how I'm going to pay for it all LOL.
  3. TimothyGnarlson

    BSN vs. MSN-Weighing my options.

    Hello! Looking for advice. I've been working towards a nursing degree for some time now. I'm nearing the end of my pre-reqs, and I'll be taking the TEAS very soon. My goal has been to enter an accelerated BSN program, and begin working as an emergency or ICU nurse, before progressing into Travel Nursing. Lately, I've been curious about some direct entry MSN programs. Many of these programs promise to not only teach the skills of a bedside nurse, but also include leadership and education based curriculum. This option seems more appealing, as it would appear that an MSN might qualify me for more opportunities, and higher pay. However, I'm concerned about whether or not an MSN might overqualify me for many bedside nursing roles, in the eyes of employers. My question: Is an MSN ideal for my desired career path of ED/ICU--> Travel nursing? I have an eye for taking my nursing skills abroad, working for a nonprofit like Doctors Without Borders (or similar). Or should I save the time, effort, and money, and stick with a BSN? If you are currently enrolled in an accelerated BSN program, MSN program, or if you've completed either of these degrees, and are now a working nurse, I would really appreciate your input. As application deadlines draw ever closer, I feel that I need to get some input from others before making a decision. Thanks in advance!
  4. TimothyGnarlson

    ASU Post Bacc - 2021

    Thank you for the words of encouragement! It's nice to see a current student chip in. If you don't mind, can you share your prerequisite GPA and TEAS scores? Also, now that you're halfway through, how do you like the program?
  5. TimothyGnarlson

    ASU Post Bacc - 2021

    Hey Emily! I am also interested in the 2021 Post Bacc. Like you, I'm originally from CA. I completed my undergrad at NAU, and now I'm back in SoCal at the moment. Didn't think I'd find myself drawn back to AZ, but through a funny turn of events, here I am. I've completed 9/10 pre-reqs, and I expect to completed the final one through Rio Salado this Summer. The TEAS is my next goal, and I've been reviewing the material to ensure a competitive score. Did you take the TEAS in CA? I haven't checked, but I wonder if testing centers are still closed? Regardless, best of luck to you! If all goes well, we may be classmates soon.

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