What is the fastest way to become an RN with a BS in Biology?
Look into direct entry MSN. Around 18 months for those who have a bachelors in something other than nursing. I did it at Marquette University and do not regret it.
There are accelerated programs that can be done in 15 months if prerequisites are met.
Get your ADN. PASS YOUR NCLEXA and then if you want to further your education after you start your career, you can bridge directly to your MSN
(1) In my home state of Maryland, becoming a Registered Nurse means an associate degree in nursing (ADN) is one of the fastest paths to get there. This undergraduate degree is the minimum educational requirement for becoming a registered nurse and usually takes two to three years depending on the credits.
(2). An LPN/LVN certificate is for students who want to enter the nursing field without the time and cost of earning a college degree. In contrast to a CNA diploma, the LPN certificate represents mastery of a more comprehensive body of knowledge.
I have the same degree and went to my local community college for nursing. Don't let people fool you into spending a ton of money on a BSN; you can get hired with your ADN and get your BSN online afterward at your leisure with your employer paying for most of it. Plus, your biology degree will transfer to the BSN program and you won't have to take so many classes. Good luck!
Accelerated program for BSN. It’s just difficult to work an outside job during the program due to the immense load of classes, reading, homework, labs and clinicals. These types of programs are typically found at state colleges.
I had a BS in Biology and I got my BSN through a second-degree accelerated nursing program in 13 months at Marymount University. There are several second degree programs out there. Good luck!
These days, it is easier to become a RN, even with a BS in Biology.
Accelerated BSN at most universities
I graduated with a BS in Biology and taught for 4 years before going to nursing school. I then graduated with a ADN and was in nursing for 8 years before getting admitted into an ADN to MSN/FNP program. I'm currently in my first year, but because of my BS in Biology, my course work will only be 2.5 years. Just do it; it's a great profession.
It is amazing that ADN versus BSN, not a 2+2 program entry level, is that big a deal. Both take the same licensing test/boards out of school.
Go with the ADN you already have a BS
Get your ABSN (accelerated BSN) thru a second degree program!!! I did mine in 1.5 years at university of Detroit mercy. Highly recommend but expect to be putting in a lot of hours into studying and clinicals
I had a BA in History with a Biology minor and it actually made me an attractive candidate for nursing schools. There are many paths in nursing from BS in Biology, RN, MSN, and beyond. Nurses will continue to be in high demand as the population ages. Don't give up just push, it's all possible if you desire. Good luck!
AD RN at your local community college. Remember, pay is by certification, not degree. Once working, your employer will usually assist in tuition towards a BSN, though you already have a four year degree.
There are some accelerated programs (12 months) that are available to people who already have a bachelors degree (whatever it may be) under their belt.
Apply to accelerated BSN in several universities.
I did this program at University of Miami. It is a 12-month program.
If you have a BS in biology then you only have to apply to a nursing program. There will be no getting around the length the the RN program itself.
Such is the same for let’s say law school or med school.
In Miami there were fast tracks for people in that position.