How many of you attended an actual university ADN program?

  1. I am just curious because in all of the threads I see most people only mention diploma or community colleges in reference to an ADN/ASN.

    I am in a 5 semester ASN (they actually admit it takes atleast 5 LOL, though it takes more like 6) at my university because I decided to work on my ASN while I finish up my current Bachelor's, and then start clinicals next Spring once I graduate with this Bach. They also have a BSN and MS, but I wanted to start clinicals ASAP, thus the ASN route. Plus they offer an online RN-BSN program that's only about 29 credits which a) I won't have to worry about transfer credits, b)I can work on it while I have a job which would be great c) I can do the clinical aspect wherever I happen to be working d)it will be fewer hours than actually completing the Bachelor's degree right now (they cut out all required science labs and several required clinicals for practicing RN's)

    Does this seem like a logical course of action? I know I could just the the BSN now..but I want to get in the field as soon as possible.

    Anyway back to the original question. Are university ASN programs uncommon, or do most people just prefer a CC?
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  3. by   Altra
    I think they are less common, though these programs are definitely out there. I can think of 2 in my region.

    One significant factor in the choice of community colleges however, is undeniably the cost -- credits at my local cc run less than $100/credit for county residents.
  4. by   sockmonkey70
    We don't really have many community colleges around here..or there isn't much awareness OF them if they exist. I wish I had known about them LOL. Fortunately I get Fin Aid and Scholarships or I would be SOL.
  5. by   lvs2nrs3535
    Are we talking ADN at university colleges versus ADN at community colleges?
  6. by   sockmonkey70
    Yes Sorry for any lack of clarification.
  7. by   LaborNurse1
    I was a little confused about that myself. I have an ADN from a community college, then went to an RN to BS program. I have to give props to my ADN program for the excellent clinical preparation it provided, something that I noticed the 4 year program I went to didn't. Many of their "generic" (non RN to BS students) students also complained about their clinical experiences, stating that it didn't provide enough hands on and focuses on community nursing overall.
  8. by   LZRN
    My University, National University offers both ADN & BSN programs. The ADN is not accerdited and the BSN is, go figure? I have finished the ADN and am currently enrolled in the BSN program. I also have a previous B.S. and I am shopping different programs to complete my BSN. I see you stated that the RN to BSN program at your school requires 29 units, do thay have a distance or online program? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks

    Quote from sockmonkey70
    I am just curious because in all of the threads I see most people only mention diploma or community colleges in reference to an ADN/ASN.

    I am in a 5 semester ASN (they actually admit it takes atleast 5 LOL, though it takes more like 6) at my university because I decided to work on my ASN while I finish up my current Bachelor's, and then start clinicals next Spring once I graduate with this Bach. They also have a BSN and MS, but I wanted to start clinicals ASAP, thus the ASN route. Plus they offer an online RN-BSN program that's only about 29 credits which a) I won't have to worry about transfer credits, b)I can work on it while I have a job which would be great c) I can do the clinical aspect wherever I happen to be working d)it will be fewer hours than actually completing the Bachelor's degree right now (they cut out all required science labs and several required clinicals for practicing RN's)

    Does this seem like a logical course of action? I know I could just the the BSN now..but I want to get in the field as soon as possible.

    Anyway back to the original question. Are university ASN programs uncommon, or do most people just prefer a CC?
  9. by   sockmonkey70
    I am pretty sure they do long distance but I don't know how they would handle your transfers. I know the program can be done entirely online.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.nsula.edu/nursing/
  10. by   JessicaER-RN
    I am attending an accredited ADN program at Miami University in Ohio, but I do think they are uncommon. At my school you can quit with the associate's degree or keep going for the bachelor's. Since my school is a "regional campus" (a branch off the main campus) our tuition is cheaper too. It is just a little higher than a community college's tuition - around $2000 per semester.
  11. by   LZRN
    Thanks for the reply, I will see if your school has a distance program!

    Quote from sockmonkey70
    I am pretty sure they do long distance but I don't know how they would handle your transfers. I know the program can be done entirely online.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.nsula.edu/nursing/

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