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I am currently at Michigan State University trying to get my BSN/RN. I applied for this fall and did not get accepted. I really want to be a nurse but just don't know where to go from here. I would be willing to transfer but I every school is so different. Any suggestions would be great.

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I am currently at Michigan State University trying to get my BSN/RN. I applied for this fall and did not get accepted. I really want to be a nurse but just don't know where to go from here. I would be willing to transfer but I every school is so different. Any suggestions would be great.

Have you ever thought about Lansing Community College? You should check out their program.

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Yeah thank you for your help. I was going to apply there but you have to have a lab that MSU does not offer, so i do not have that done. They also only accept people once a year. If possible I would really like to get my BSN which they do not offer.

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Yeah thank you for your help. I was going to apply there but you have to have a lab that MSU does not offer, so i do not have that done. They also only accept people once a year. If possible I would really like to get my BSN which they do not offer.

Thanks

Here is my advice about your situation. The advantage of going to LCC is that you save quite a bit of money by getting an Associate's Degree there versus a Bachelor's at MSU. If having a BSN is your goal, have you considered going to LCC and than taking the RN-BSN completion program at MSU? It won't really matter 5 years from now how you got your BSN, just that you got it, but what will matter is that your employer could foot the bill for the completion program (saving you about $10,000 if you were to take it all at MSU). Also, LCC, especially in the mid-michigan area is known for having an excellent program so you may even have an advantage over the MSU grads once you start to interview.

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If you are talking about the Microbiology lab at LCC (that isn't offered at MSU), that lab isn't required before you apply. You can take it after you are admitted to LCC.

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Thank you for your help. That is very interesting. I talked to an advisor and she told me I could not apply without it done. I will make sure to talk to someone else. I wish they accepted people more than once a year. Thanks again.

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Parris:

Hey I just checked out the MSU site about your nursing question. Here is what I found out, you may want to double-check with an advisor. If you are applying to the accelerated program you do not need to take the Micro Lab, however, if you are doing the traditional, you do need it. Both require regular Micro (MMG 201) but only the traditional require the lab (MMG 302).

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Also to echo what was said above, you do not need to take the Micro Lab (BIOL 204) to get into LCC's program. It falls under the recommended courses that you can take that will get you points towards admission. In fact, I can graduate from LCC with an Associate's and never take that class, I am going to because I need it to transfer over to MSU when I do my RN-BSN completion program.

If you are at MSU right now, why don't you take that one LCC class this summer or fall?

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That really is a bummer..i would try what they were saying about LCC, or maybe you could take the classes for the Health Promotion specialization in the fall and reapply for spring. Or just get another degree and do the 1 year advanced RN program.

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Parris:

Hey I just checked out the MSU site about your nursing question. Here is what I found out, you may want to double-check with an advisor. If you are applying to the accelerated program you do not need to take the Micro Lab, however, if you are doing the traditional, you do need it. Both require regular Micro (MMG 201) but only the traditional require the lab (MMG 302).

Spartan05

The lab is not a pre-req for the traditional program. Just required before graduation.

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