Applying to Accelerated BSN

  1. Hi all,

    I am currently taking some pre-req classes for the Accelerated BSN program and would appreciate any advice for applications, GPA requirements, what I can do to improve my application, yada yada...

    Here's some information to aide in your advice!

    I currently hold a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. My undergrad GPA was 3.5. The Nursing program I am interested in (IUPUI) uses only classes needed for that program as your new cummulative GPA (as of now 3.9). I just finished two summer classes (A&P and Microbiology) and received an A in both so it should remain the same. I still need to take the second level A&P and Advanced Physiology prior to submitting my application to the ABSN program.

    Wow that was long, so any way, the plan is to get my BSN/RN in two years, work in a hospital setting for two years (preferably ICU/trauma), then apply to CRNA programs.

    Can anyone share their stories, regrets, or advice?
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  3. by   missnurse01
    Not sure quite what you are looking for! After you settle into your job you can take extra sciences, ochem, etc. Learning the ICU job with unstable pt's will take up a lot of your time off the job for a while. Don't overburden yourself with taking extra classes. Learning how to care for pt's is more important as you assume your new career.

    If you have any specific questions please ask, I am not sure what to say! Lots of info on this board and others on the internet.

    good luck!
  4. by   ruler of kolob
    If you get the BSN .. it does not really matter what your acute care experience is. There are schools that will take anyone. If you REALLY want to be a CRNA,, you will be one. It is not difficult o get into a program.
  5. by   mattcbr
    I'm on the same road... I did my accelerated BSN at Liberty University ( and it was very manageable while working Full Time, married, and two kids. The eight week classes are nice and taking two at a time is very manageable... it's all on line