(Closed) Which way should I go in terms of getting into nursing?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Tough one! I got my BA in Psychology then worked a few years. We have an after degree program, so I then took that for two (full) years. Honestly if I were you I would do the LVN and bridge later. That way you can work and gain experience in the field before bridging over. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

I would finish up your degree and go into the BSN program. Most hospitals now are hiring very few LVN and prefer BSN nurses. I’d just get it over with and spend those years focusing on your studies. If you do a LVN to AA RN program you will still most likely eventually need to get your BSN. If will be worth it in the end! Don’t give up and get all the experience you can.  I think it would be great if you could get a CNA job while in school. It would at least get your foot in the door and let you know what to expect.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not a nursing student myself, I just know a few, but I second going straight for the RN (AA) then BSN  with your CNA in between so you can get some work experience that way. By the time youd be done completing the LAN bridge program you could almost have your BSN and could definitely have your RN by then if you wanted. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I guess the climate is different here in Canada and I shouldn’t have given advice because I wasn’t aware of it. Here they’re trying to use more LPNs as they’re cheaper. Doing the after degree program gave me a BScN, and the bridging program does too. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have been in your exact same shoes. Here in good ol’ Illinois, after recieveing your bachelors (of ANY kind…mine was Social Work) you can go to any state university and get in the accelerated program. This means one year and you will have your bachelors in Nursing. I found it highly awesome because when I knew Social Work wasn’t for me, it only took a year straight through to get it all done and over with. In the end, it was highly rewarding.

So check with any university who offers the accelerated, finish your degree, and then apply 🙂 That’s my advice 🙂

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