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What are the advantages of going to college for a registered nurse while in college and after ?

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Chris’s Answer

Updated Santa Clarita, California

Hi Gabby, in order to get your BSN, you have to complete the degree program.  This could take less or more than 4 years.  Some of the variables involved are how many classes you take per semester or quarter, if you attend Summer Session and if any classes are required to be retaken.  As long as the school you are attending offers a BSN Degree, you will not have to attend any other schools.  However, please keep in mind though that upon completion of the Bachelor of Science, Nursing Degree, you will still have to pass the National Council Licensure Exam - RN (NCLEX-RN) before you can be a practicing RN.  Good Luck!

Chris’s Answer

Updated Santa Clarita, California

Various colleges offer different Nursing programs. The difference though is whether you attend a community college which may only offer an AA or attending a University which will offer a BSN. Many hospitals are now requiring that you hold a BSN in order to apply or you agree to achieve your BSN within a specific period (6 months - 1yr) upon being hired with an AA. Additionally, some hospitals that have hired Nurses with an AA are now requiring those nurses to update their degree to a BSN. If you are in college and in a nursing program, I strongly recommend that you complete your BSN as you are already in school. It is often a lot harder to go back to school especially if you are attempting to juggle both work and school simultaneously.

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So like if i go to school that whole 4 years do i automatically get my bsn or do i have to go to a different school to get it