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16 year old future Nurse,Help?

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Okay first of all I'd like to say thank you for taking time to read this,my question is will having my AA benefit and speed up getting my BSN? If so how? and if not what are the benefits .

Edited by Joe V

Try and get into a program with your bsn from the start. Don't play around and try and get high grades. If you don't go straight to the bsn, then yes the aa will cover all those prerequisites. Just make sure you follow the classes they require. Most programs require almost the same classes.

Thank you! You just covered all my worries in that brief explanation.

Others are still welcome to give me more information

Having an AA does not "speed up" getting a BSN; the requirements for a BSN degree might include a couple of the same courses but there are a significant number of science pre-requisites that must be completed that would not be part of an Associate of the Arts degree.

If you have a college degree that results from successful completion of a Nursing program, and pass the NCLEX-RN (licensing exam), THEN you could take a 'shorter' route to earning a BSN....but honestly, it's really not 'shorter' if you're currently at a point where you have no degree at all. My advice would be to try to gain acceptance into a BSN program at the start.

Have you talked with your high school guidance counselor about options? How about speaking with the admissions counselor at your local university or community college regarding their nursing programs?

Different schools have different requirements; you don't want to find yourself working toward a degree in School A that cannot be transferred to School B.

I'd start with your school counselors, and go from there.

Good luck!

First of all thanks for taking the time to read this! In the united states (Florida),but in general what are the steps to becoming a midwife? Education wise?I've been doing research but it all isn't adding up.Is BSN first if not what's the fastest way to become a Nurse mid-wife?What should I start off with education wise?,Thank you

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NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Moved to Pre-Nursing Student forum.

Welcome!

Nurse Midwife education is at masters degree level. Attending a 4 yr BSN program would be in your best interest as many community colleges have perquisites along with wait lists stretching associates to 3 years. Additionally, many urban areas are only hiring BSN educated nurses.

Visit our Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) forum for more info about available programs.

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

There is no benefit to obtaining an AA degree. If you were to obtain your ASN/ADN, you'd then be eligible to sit for the NCLEX to become a RN, and you could bridge to BSN later. Or you could go right to your BSN, and save time in the long run. What many of us (myself included) do is do all prereqs and general ed at a community college without earning a degree (there's no degree that would benefit you if you're going straight to BSN) and then transfer to a university for a BSN program. As RNsRWe stated, you need to ensure that the units you take are transferable from one school to another.

There is no benefit to obtaining an AA degree. If you were to obtain your ASN/ADN, you'd then be eligible to sit for the NCLEX to become a RN, and you could bridge to BSN later. Or you could go right to your BSN, and save time in the long run. What many of us (myself included) do is do all prereqs and general ed at a community college without earning a degree (there's no degree that would benefit you if you're going straight to BSN) and then transfer to a university for a BSN program. As RNsRWe stated, you need to ensure that the units you take are transferable from one school to another.

Thank you so much.

After obtaining my ASN and my BSN what should I do next to become a Nurse Mid-Wife?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

After obtaining my ASN and my BSN what should I do next to become a Nurse Mid-Wife?

After you earn the BSN, you would need to complete a master of science degree in nursing (MSN) program with a specialization in nurse midwifery.

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

You don't have to get the ASN...you can go straight into a BSN program, or go to a CC first, take all your pre-requisite courses first (and save some money), THEN transfer into a university to get a BSN.

ADN and BSN programs can be the same length of time-at least in my area; my viewpoint is if you are going to be I school the sam amount of one and your goal and potential is of a higher degree and aspirations, then go for a BSN.

If you have good grades and are eligible for scholarships, then go for the BSN if you have at least 80% covered; if you don't get scholarships, go for the community college route, aim for stellar grades, and transfer into a BSN program and save money, especially with financial aid grants and loans.

Clarification: An AA is an Arts degree in nursing? I Googled it but got back American Airlines, hehe. But if it is a degree then it sounds like a lot of extra classes you don't need. My school only requires 34 credit hours of pre-reqs which is way less than an Associates degree.

I'd go in focusing solely on the BSN! Let's say you graduate HS at 18 and it only takes you 4 years for pre-reqs and nursing school for BSN, you're 22 and can make 18-30$ an hour. That's way more than a LOT of 22 year old people can make! Heck, I'm 22 and am making 9.50 an hour while in school. I wish I had a "gunner" mindset straight out of HS. Plus, having a bachelors degree while so young opens up lots of opportunity; you could, as mentioned above, work a whole bunch, or keep going for some higher level of education. After 4 years of school you'll likely have a solid idea of where you want to go post-undergraduate.

Good luck! :)

An AA is an associates art degree program my school offers that gets 2 years of college out of the way, I'm currently In 9th grade but I'm thinking ahead about my future. I was planning on doing to the program and taking as much ASN classes as I can in my next 3 years of being in college courses. Then I'd go for my bachelor's degree, farther comments to this allowed.. If there's a easier way than this let me know :]

An ASN is a associates in science nursing degree.

Oh now I understand! Sounds like you have a pretty awesome plan. As long as the courses you're taking will be accepted by the nursing school you plan to attend then I see no drawbacks. Nothing wrong with exiting HS with all your pre-reqs done! :^)

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Totally agree with LadyFree. Skip the ASN - go right into a BSN program after high school.

Totally agree with LadyFree and klone. If at all possible. You are young and I'd go straight for the BSN.

I'm a second-career nurse and did my ADN and then about 10 years later did the RN-BSN at a private university. I'm glad I did but if I could go back and talk to my 18 year old self upon graduation from high school, I'd say get your BSN.

I'm excited that at 16 you have such a specific goal in mind. Keep up the good work!