Just getting accepted into a Registered Nurse RN school can be a stressful event for many aspiring nursing students out there. I remember how worried I was about getting accepted. But if you really have a goal to become a nurse, you have nothing to worry about! Most of the time it is a really simple process.
Here is another great question about getting accepted into the Nursing School program.
I messed around my first year of college and now I just finished my second year. My second year I did some of the prerequisites. So I think I should be done with them by Next fall or the following spring.
How long did it take you to get accepted into nursing school and how long were you in there? I feel like this is taking forever! Also i’m going for my BSN how much is the pay for that?
Thanks so much for the great question Jade, and I wish you the very best of luck getting accepted into your nursing school academic program.
How Long Does It Take To Get Accepted Into Nursing School in College?
Getting accepted into nursing school is usually not that difficult as long as you meet your college’s requirements. I had always planned on being a nurse, so I was always working as hard as I could to keep my grades up in all of my classes.
What I basically did was this: I first worked with the school advisers (the people who help with your schedule of classes), and had already signed up for the “Pre-nursing” plan. Of course, you don’t officially get counted as a “nursing student” until you get accepted into the program.
For the first 2 years (of my 4 years), I just took the required core classes at my local college. These consisted of really basic classes (such as music appreciation, probability and statistics, etc.). I also had a few prerequisite classes for the nursing program (such as Anatomy and Physiology).
At my college, you had to have a certain GPA, and a certain amount of credit hours completed before you could apply for the nursing program. Each college can be different on this, so I would recommend you check with an advisor or online schedule to see the specifics for your program.
If memory serves, I think it was a minimum GPA of somewhere between 2.0- 2.5 (I have already forgotten!). But again, this will vary from school to school so check with your local college advisor.
Towards the end of my 2nd year, I applied to nursing school. I had to submit a letter of why I wanted to be a nurse, my completed courses, and so forth. Then, I received my letter congratulating me on being accepted! It was that easy.
How Long Was the Actual Nursing School Program?
Once I got my first 2 years of non-nursing university core classes out of the way (with the exception of a couple of nursing prerequisites), I then went full force into the nursing program.
The nursing program was 2 years long, and included courses and clinicals. The entire program was completed in 4 years (which is 8 semesters). I then graduated, took my NCLEX boards, and received my license.
How Much Does a BSN Rn Get Paid?
The exact pay will vary depending on your location. A great thing to do would be to check with your local nursing college program, and they usually have great information on salaries and pay for your local area. Also, you can always check with your local nursing classmates, and recruiters.
In general, nursing can pay anywhere from $25,ooo-70,000 per year depending on where you live, your grades, your experience, and so forth. In general, nursing is a very good field to go into, and they pay is generally very good, although people sometimes feel underpaid anyway don’t they =).
A BSN is a great degree to get, and it will ensure that you have a lot of opportunities to move up in your nursing career over the years. ADN’s are great too, and I think each person should decide their overall career plan to see which path is best for them.
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