Advice needed for transferring master's programs

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    I did my BS in nursing at Columbia and have done 2 of 3 years toward my Adult NP degree at NYU and have been on leave for 1 1/2 years. For a variety of reasons I'm thinking about transferring to another program as I would like to do Family NP instead (which NYU does not have). I have 2 concerns/questions:

    1) Does anyone have any idea about programs that will accept the bulk of my credits? I cannot bear to essentially start over with this much work under my belt.
    2) Along those lines, I'm wondering if there may be a BSN to DNP program that would offer me advanced standing.

    I would prefer to stay in NYC, but for a great program I may consider moving. Given the schools I've attended I'm sure I'm almost out of student loan money (groan) so I have to be really smart about balancing a good school with the amount of time and money it will take to finish the program.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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    schools vary in the amount of transfer hours they will accept some will only take 3 while my program accepted 16 hours. Have you thought about just finishing up the ANP and go back for a post masters certificate
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    That may be what I end up doing. That said, NYU is THE most expensive school in the country (literally) at $1200 a graduate credit, so I really have to do the time vs money vs goals math. It's certainly tricky! Thanks for the input!
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    I am doing the same thing. I have a lots of MSN credits done but am strongly considering transferring to an online school. I do so much bettere with those. I get lost in the politics and so does my growth. Did my RN-BSN online. I have found one that will take 15 plus possibly, but they have a wait list until Fall of 2011. I do not want to wait that long to start. I also am in the ANP program and fear that at my age of over 50 now that when I finish I will not be able to get a job. I think for me it will be best to finish what I started and them get another certificate in FNP if I need it.
    PedsPNP, what is your school that accepted 16 hours? Thanks and would love to hear from all of you. Barinbass
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    I vote to stay and finish the ANP, then go for a PNP.
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    I had looked into transferring credits, since I know that I want to do a FNP and because of timing started doing a Nursing education masters program. None of the schools I called (and I called about 1/2 dozen) would accept more than 12 credits. And most of them wanted me to take a bunch of extras too, even for post masters. I just talked to Boston (u. of mass) and they have a post masters certificate for FNP that they advertise as 21 credits BUT in the fine print, they list 3 or 4 classes (I think they're each 3 credits) that you have to do before you get accepted, so in reality, it's another 30 credits on top of the 42 that I'm doing now...very depressing....

    It seems that once you start and get past those 12 credits that you're stuck with either finishing or starting over again...sigh...
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    Quote from RNAndrea
    I did my BS in nursing at Columbia and have done 2 of 3 years toward my Adult NP degree at NYU and have been on leave for 1 1/2 years. For a variety of reasons I'm thinking about transferring to another program as I would like to do Family NP instead (which NYU does not have). I have 2 concerns/questions:

    1) Does anyone have any idea about programs that will accept the bulk of my credits? I cannot bear to essentially start over with this much work under my belt.
    2) Along those lines, I'm wondering if there may be a BSN to DNP program that would offer me advanced standing.

    I would prefer to stay in NYC, but for a great program I may consider moving. Given the schools I've attended I'm sure I'm almost out of student loan money (groan) so I have to be really smart about balancing a good school with the amount of time and money it will take to finish the program.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!
    I think you should go back to NYU to finish you ANP...because they will accept very few credits, about 10 to 12 credits.. not worth loosing all that credits on the Adult NP degree at NYU..
    its better that you finish what left with the adult np program there... and then when you finish.. go towards the MSN to DNP program instead... too much student loans to deal with.. it will be more expensive if you go to the BSN to DNP program.. it will be more credits to complete...
    wish you well..


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