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    I have decided Excelsior....

    I'm in CA and looking for a school to attend. I have a BA but can't do the accelerated BSN program because most if not all scoold require attending full time days. So I'm looking into my other options. Is Excelsior recognized here? I've heard that some places won't hire with an Excelsior education? Its online correct? How do clinicals get done? thanks so much!!!
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    Nursing as a second career

    Thanks for the information, I may consider the ADN program at Mount St. Marys even though the school is over an hour away. However, I'm still searching for a local accelerated BSN program where I can attend eveings and weekends. I may post in the education board as well, but if anyone here knows of such a program please post. THANKS SO MUCH! Sonya
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    Nursing as a second career

    Thanks, I'm in Southern California.
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    Nursing as a second career

    Great, thanks Kelly and Good Luck. I hope I can do this after being out of school for so long. Not to mention I hope I can find a job. Sonya
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    Nursing as a second career

    Thanks for your reply Doris, I agree I should probably focus on getting my ADN/ASN. However, are there schools that offer that partime or evenings and weekends. Take care, Sonya
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    Nursing as a second career

    Are you sayiing my only option is quitting my job and going to nursing school full time? or do you mean only for one of the programs? I thought there were evening and weekend programs? I'm still checking around to see my options. Thanks
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    Nursing as a second career

    I've made the big decision to go back to school and follow my dream of becoming a nurse. In my position as a HR Manager I take care of people (my employees) but I really don't feel I am truly making a difference. I know as a Nurse I can make that difference. I currently have a BA in Business Mgmt with a minor in Human Resources. Just a couple of questions I hope some of you could help me with: I've looked into a couple of programs but not sure what route to go, what has worked best for those out there in similar situations? SCAN program ( seems like most if not all are full time) ASN (go to commity college and take necessary classes to get into the Nursing school) I think I have to take Sciences and Math classes over since its been around 10 yrs (yikes!). Accelerated BSN program? (not sure what this is) What are my other options? Unfortunately, I have to continue working full time. However, I'm willing to go full time evenings and weekendds. Once I get started will go full force. I have full support from my husband and family. My other concern is that once I become an RN will I have problems getting a job since I don't have medical experience? I have lots of Mgmt experience working with people (I hope thats a plus). I've always been on the other end (hiring). Thanks so much, I look forward to your feedback. Sonya
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    Please give me your thoughts !

    Wow! What awesome and hopeful replies. I honestly didn't think it was possible. My fears are similar to those of ~ NephroBSN, but I didn't want to list them all for fear everyone might think I'm crazy for considering this. THANKS SO MUCH! WHAT A RELIEF. I think I might also consider Hypnosis, what can it hurt. :) Sonya
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    Please give me your thoughts !

    Holly, thanks for the nice response. Anyone on my fear of blood issue? Can it be overcome? Sonya
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    Please give me your thoughts !

    Hello everyone, Hope all is well. This is my first post but I've read several in the last few days. Wow........what a great board with so much information. Here's my story: I've been a Human Resources Manager in CA for nearly 19 years and I'm really starting to think of Nursing as my second career. I've always wanted to be a Nurse but......here it goes.......I don't think I can handle the blood. I know the blood thing may sound weird because I want to be a nurse but it's true and one of the issues that has held me back all these years. I'm also worried I may be coming in a little too late since I'll be 37 yrs old this year. I have a BA degree and not sure how long it will take to become an RN. It's not about the money since I have a very good salary, comparable to a nurse; It's about wanting a change and making a difference in someones life (as a Nurse can). What are your thoughts? Good or bad....... I want to hear it. I look forward to your comments.
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