EL MSN in CA?

  1. Hi everyone!

    I am a 27 y/o female. I have my BA from a private univeristy in LA. I decided that I would like to go into Nursing and am aware of 2 programs in CA that offer an EL MSN (Entry Level Masters of Science in Nursing). They are at Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton. Does anyone know of more? Is anyone in the program? What can you tell me about it? I am working on my pre-req's right now and have 2 maybe 3 classes left. I am aiming for Fall 2008, but we will see. I thought I had 2 classes left, but just read something about biochem, which I haven't taken and now may need. Let me know! Thanks!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. Welcome!
  4. by   donsterRN
    I wish you much luck and success in your endeavors. Welcome to All Nurses!
  5. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to Allnurses! I moved your thread to the California Forum for more responses related to ELMSN programs in your state. Good luck!
  6. by   Fiesta Red
    Quote from pmgamber
    Hi everyone!

    I am a 27 y/o female. I have my BA from a private univeristy in LA. I decided that I would like to go into Nursing and am aware of 2 programs in CA that offer an EL MSN (Entry Level Masters of Science in Nursing). They are at Fresno State and Cal State Fullerton. Does anyone know of more? Is anyone in the program? What can you tell me about it? I am working on my pre-req's right now and have 2 maybe 3 classes left. I am aiming for Fall 2008, but we will see. I thought I had 2 classes left, but just read something about biochem, which I haven't taken and now may need. Let me know! Thanks!
    Samuel Merritt has one in Oakland, and I believe CSU Sacramento just started one.

    -Mark
  7. by   nukkaNP
    University of California--San Francisco, University of San Francisco, and San Francisco State University all have entry level masters programs. Be prepared . . . these programs are highly competitive.
  8. by   BonnieSc
    CSU Sacramento changed their program to an accelerated bachelor's, which, IMO, is still a good option.
  9. by   br107
    UCSF, UCLA, Cal State LA, Western.

    Cal State Long Beach has one but the horror stories of dealing with their secretary turned out true to life for me. Save yourself a headache and avoid them.

    Good luck.
  10. by   SingTheBodyElectric
    Sonoma State University has a program.

    http://sonoma.edu/demsn/index.html
  11. by   puresass
    university of san diego has one as well. good luck!
  12. by   suzanne4
    Almost every university in CA has one now.
  13. by   Kim05
    How impacted are these entry level programs? Anybody know? I am planning to apply to an accelerated program in California, not sure whether to apply to the accelerated BSN or MSN. Anybody have suggestions? I'm currently finishing up my bachelors in psychology. My overall gpa should be around 3.2-3.3 when I'm done, but my science gpa is very low (2.7) I'm not sure if going through the entry level route is a good idea or not. Does experience matter for these el-msn programs?
  14. by   Candice<3EMT
    Quote from Kim05
    How impacted are these entry level programs? Anybody know? I am planning to apply to an accelerated program in California, not sure whether to apply to the accelerated BSN or MSN. Anybody have suggestions? I'm currently finishing up my bachelors in psychology. My overall gpa should be around 3.2-3.3 when I'm done, but my science gpa is very low (2.7) I'm not sure if going through the entry level route is a good idea or not. Does experience matter for these el-msn programs?

    Experience is a factor in the admission process, but a very small one. Most Apps go by a point system, and a majority of the admissions points are weighed toward your BS GPA, TEASE score, and Pre-req GPA. For example, here is Fullerton's ELMSN applicant point system:

    Bachelor's degree GPA 20 points
    Pre-requisite coursework GPA 30 points
    Work or volunteer experience 10 points
    Residency 10 points
    Letters of Recommendation 10 points
    TEAS 20 points
    Total 100 points

    So if you lack in a larger component, then you can pick up the slack if you can score high in ALL of the smaller sections.

    I'm a little in the same boat as you, so good luck to us both!

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