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Should I go to a Community College for an Associates in Nursing before transferring?

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to another college to get my BSN?

The college I have in mind are Hunter College Queensborough Community and Stony Brook.

I hope to become an anesthetist or at least climb the ladder in some form or another. Is going to Community college a bad idea? Will it hurt my chances?

I'm currently in Queens College, which is a liberal arts school. I got my core requirements done here. All the schools will accept my credits since they are all part of the university of new york.

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Hurting your chances? No. I think you are mixing things up though.

You have the following options for the most part:

Apply to a 4 year school, possibly a pre-nursing program. Once in school, complete pre-reqs for nursing program. If you aren't guaranteed a spot apply during your second year to get into nursing program.

Go to community college, take pre-reqs for BSN program or ADN program. Apply once you have met requirements.

If you get into ADN program but goal is BSN. Go to ADN program, finish program in about 2 years. Get job as a nurse and apply to RN-BSN program.

If you get into BSN program, you'll spend about 2 years at community college before you transfer and spend 2 years in BSN program.

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JasonNunez specializes in Telemetry.

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I went to The Borough of Manhattan Community College, got an Associate of Arts before getting accepted to LIU and Adelphi University for BSN. I am currently in Adelphi and if I were given the chance to attend a 4yr nursing school within CUNY, I would have taken it without even giving it a second thought. The reason I say this is because my tuition expenses at BMCC were 80% lower than they are at Adelphi (a private institution). Many of my classmates also came from other CUNY schools, including hunter college. Many of them left CUNY because of the ridiculously long waiting lists. However, if you are lucky enough to get accepted into hunter's nursing program, I would say go with that choice because it is one of the best schools for nursing in NYC.

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Hi I am also wondering the same question. I read an article saying that it maybe easier to attend a community college to obtain your 2 year degree, then a job. While working and getting some experience. Go back to get your BSN. This is what I'm planning to do.does this make sense?

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I am currently a student at LAGCC, my major at the time of entrance was criminal justice but after speaking to some people I've decided a change of career. I took Psychology 101 failed it because of certain family issues that needed to be taken care of. But my school is now telling me that I have no chance on getting in due to my failure of PSYCH. I was considering changing my schooling. not sure what to do, at this point in mylife I'm currently lost of what I should do or where I should turn. any ideas on what to do, any opinions? Should I consider going to a private school versus a community college. If I was to go to a private school I was considering Adelphi, Cochran school of nursing, or Monroe college. as far a community colleges I was considering BMCC, or city tech. My current Gpa is a 2.85

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Most people start in a community college, then transfer courses to a university, in order to save money and because it is usually more convenient. Unless the school you plan to transfer to in order to complete your program specifies that it gives preference to those who do their prerequisite courses at that school, there is no difference.

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Greetings! Just to add to the conversation: just in case it isn't known - currently at Queensborough Community College, there is a new dual-degree program for Nursing which you can find out more about here: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/nursing/dualJoint-hunterBellevue.html They are working with Hunter College. Hope it's helpful. Ciao!

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In NYC, the chances of getting a job in a hospital with an ADN is slim to none. Most hospitals are now becoming magnet schools (requiring bachelor-degree nurses) and even though the BSN-in-10 legislation has to be revised- there is still a push for it. If you can get into a bachelors degree program that would be your best option. Hospitals are even telling agencies not to send over ADN nurses as temps. If you go onto any hospitals career website and select an available nursing position it will undoubtedly read, "BSN required". So, get your bachelors if you can.

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