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Hello all. I am currently a junior in college. I'm majoring in Sociology, and my gpa is currently at 3.0. I have two semesters left to raise it.

I would like to get into an accelerated BSN program for second degree students. My plan is to take statistics during my senior year of college and then take the rest of the pre-reqs during the summer and the school year after I graduate from college. Then, I would apply to the programs.

Is this a good idea? My mother is not on board with this at all, she feels like it's a waste of time and money. Plus, I'm reading about how hard it is to get into nursing school, and I'm not so sure that it's a good idea for me to do this. Does anyone have advice?


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Personally, I see nothing wrong with that plan. However, I am about to enter an Accelerated BSN-MSN program in September, so maybe I'm a bit biased. :lol2: I think it depends on how dedicated you are. From what I hear, Nursing school in general is challenging and isn't like other college programs. Accelerated programs may or may not be even more challenging, depending on how long they are. My school offers both a two-year and a one-year accelerated program. I chose to apply to the two-year program because I just don't think I would be able to absorb all that information in one year. But you may feel completely different about that. I think it really depends on your learning style and how motivated you are. I hope this helps!