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by Katniss0813 Katniss0813, ADN (Member) Member

Katniss0813 has 5 years experience as a ADN.

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I've been a nurse for 6 years and have an associates. I've been taking the prerequisites towards a BSN but I'm growing tired of taking these classes and want to already be into the nursing classes. The college I'm looking at is Jacksonville State University and by their curriculum I have just a literature class to take and an exam to test out of the science requirements. I've been looking into Chamberlain university as I could immediately start into college classes and probably be done with the nursing program faster. I'm in no hurry to finish my degree because I'm not sure of what I want to do with it just yet. I definitely want to get away from bedside nursing. 

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lcmills specializes in Corrections and Occupational Health.

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I do not know what program you are in but I went to Indiana Wesleyan for my BSN and got right in with my nursing courses. I was a ADN for about 17 years then got my BSN 2 years ago. You do not have to have a BSN to leave bedside nursing. I work in a factory and have done this for the past 9 years.

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Katniss0813 has 5 years experience as a ADN.

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I'm torn between whether it's worth it or not to pursue the BSN. Management seems to be a big reason to get a BSN but I definitely do not want to be a manager, too much of a headache. I want to get away from the bedside and I'm tired of the 12 hr shifts and the demands of floor nursing. I worked at the same hospital for 5 1/2 years since nursing school and recently got a job at another hospital. I've been working at the new hospital for maybe 4 months. I'm getting more experience but still hate going to work. My previous job was not awesome either but my friends made it bearable.

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TheFutureChoice specializes in Pharmacy Technician.

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Start searching for jobs that are not bedside. Then do the BSN online. The free time  and reduced stress you have from the new job will make things easier for studying. YOu can do it, just keep and eye on making things easier for yourself.

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