5 years for BSN?
Can it really be true? The peer advisors at SOAR said they can't figure out the rhyme/reason for acceptance at the end of sophomore year, and it will be taking them 5 years to graduate.
If 5 years, then what does everyone do the 3rd year while they're waiting to be accepted, since the prerequs will be filled?
Our incoming freshman was told to choose a fallback major. She doesn't want a fallback, or to attend a 5th year. The 5th year would delay her professional development, she'd miss 1 year of income, as well as have to pay another year of tuition.
She is somehow hopeful she'll get accepted into the nursing program and graduate in 4 years, but it sounds unlikely. We are trying to be realistic, although it would be easier to put blinders on and hope. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge they can share? Should she consider transferring ASAP? She did put a call in to Carroll in Waukesha, Viterbo in LaCrosse, and Edgewood in Madison. Those were NOT on her radar when submitting applications, because she didn't want to go to a small school. Now, however, she is more receptive as it seems that is the best way to achieve a BSN in 4 years.
We heard rumblings of it taking 5 years, but thought that applied to students who were undecided coming in, or entered with a major other than nursing.