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Thinking about starting pre-reqs this month.

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I graduated HS in 2017 and didn't know what I wanted to do or if I wanted to do anything. My big dream in life is kinds unrealistic but I'd like to achieve it soon I just need a plan b and a job. Nursing is my second passion. 

Anyways, how long do pre-reqs take? People say they take 2 years. If they take 2 years then that means becoming a nurse takes 6 years of schooling because you have to take pre-reqs and get your bsn. Can I do them in a year? I work full-time so I'd have to take online classes and weekend classes. 

I'd like to work in the picu and pediatric oncology. What do you love about your job? Is it worth it? 

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It depends on the school program you choose. My college was about 2 years pre-reqs & then 2 years of nursing school, so 4 years total. I did a concurrent ADN/BSN program. 

If you get an ADN, that's usually 2 years pre-reqs, then the 2 years nursing school, with a BSN then usually being another year. So 5 years.

If you do a straight BSN...often the first 2 years are "pre-reqs" and last 2 are the clinical parts of the BSN.

Other schools may have different setups. So again, depends on the school/program/degree type you choose. First step, go see a academic (nursing) advisor at a college, a regular academic advisor may not get nursing school guidance right, so see the nursing advisor.

And why not just go for whatever your first choice of career is? 

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If nursing is a back up and you plan on doing something else why not become a LPN/LVN? Where I am at the only pre recs are Reading, Math, and English. Which can be bypassed with the placement test, and the whole course is finished in a year.  

What is the dream job? 

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35 minutes ago, css0971 said:

If nursing is a back up and you plan on doing something else why not become a LPN/LVN? Where I am at the only pre recs are Reading, Math, and English. Which can be bypassed with the placement test, and the whole course is finished in a year.  

 What is the dream job? 

It's not a job I can just do. It's in the arts.

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tshigeru has 3 years experience as a CNA.

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Try taking classes through American Public University or University of Phoenix. They are good and transfer but always do your research and make sure you check that they transfer to the school you want to apply for. Portage learning is another good one that lets you work at your own pace. 

Get into a good study habit and try to work on TEAS or HESI practice test. This will only benefit you. Some programs require this test before getting into the program. You can have a solid GPA and TEAS but if your scores aren’t to the standard then you may not have a chance. I’m working on bringing up my TEAS score as well. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. 

 

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On 8/3/2019 at 9:33 PM, MiladyMalarkey said:

It depends on the school program you choose. My college was about 2 years pre-reqs & then 2 years of nursing school, so 4 years total. 

The nursing program at my school is similar to this as well. A year and a half of prereqs, then the actual nursing classes begin your 4th semester. Clinicals are the last 2 years. Every school is different though! 

I also saw above that you're first career choice is in the arts - if you aren't sure it can support you as a career and are still passionate about nursing, why not do the arts on the side? 

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