Hopefully the title doesn't scare people away or make them think I'm lazy looking for a shortcut. After 5 years at a private college working towards a BSN I was 8 credit hours short of having a nursing major and was given the option of still graduating and just having a plain science major. After paying for 5 years of private school, a pile of student loans, the need to work full-time, a negative education environment, etc. I decided to go ahead and graduate with a major in science instead of waiting a year, taking the other 8 credit hours, having an extra $10,000 of student loans, not being able to work full-time, and being surrounded with negativity. I was able to get an LPN license through the education equivalency program and have been successfully employed as an LPN, but with the lack of job opportunities and desire to advance my career/education, I'm regretting my decision of graduating with a major in science instead of waiting.
In order to get a second degree with a major in Nursing I have to take an extra 30 credit hours. Has anyone had any success showing the BON that they have met all the course requirements for a BSN/ASN, but don't have the extra 30 credit hours for a second degree so their transcript doesn't list nursing as a major?