MSMC entry-level BSN?

  1. There is lots of talk about the accelerated BSN program, but what about the entry-level BSN program? Any students here? Any applicants?

    I went to the ADN info session this past week and asked about the BSN program afterward. Ms. Araba said she would advocate applying for the ADN program. My GPA is right around the average GPA taken but she sort of shrugged me off. I'd rather have a BSN because I need to hightail it into a grad program ASAP following nursing.

    Any thoughts?
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  3. by   MisterSimba
    I'm applying to the accelerated BSN program, which is a one-year program. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program, and the ADN is a two-year program. Do you already have a Bachelor's degree? If so, it doesn't make sense to apply to the ADN or the traditional BSN. You could get an ADN at a community college and pay a fraction of the cost of MSMC....
  4. by   Apgar10
    Quote from MisterSimba
    I'm applying to the accelerated BSN program, which is a one-year program. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program, and the ADN is a two-year program. Do you already have a Bachelor's degree? If so, it doesn't make sense to apply to the ADN or the traditional BSN. You could get an ADN at a community college and pay a fraction of the cost of MSMC....
    No I don't have a bachelor's degree, so I'm asking about their EL-BSN. I am also aware of difference fees for the ADN program there versus a community college. Whether or not it makes sense depends on the person about to shell out the bucks, I'd say Why did you choose them for your ABSN when you could probably do it for less money elsewhere?

    But my question was about the EL-BSN program. Anyone?
  5. by   clairebearrn
    I did my BSN at the Mount. It was a great program. I have 20K in loans for all four years..actually not that bad for a private school.I did it because I wanted my BSN and it was the only program available!!! any questions you can pm me!
  6. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    In order for you to apply for an Entry Level Masters program you must have a Bachelors in another field minimum....Entry Level Bachelors degree? I have no idea what you're talking about....There is an ABSN for people who already hold a Bachelors degree in another field, and there is the traditional BSN program for people who don't have a Bachelors degree. I've heard of them having programs where you can get into an Accelerated program, and all that is that you go to school during the summer time instead of having it off like the traditional BSN. In other words you "might" be able to get the whole BSN done in 3 years (after prerequisites) instead of 4 years... I hope this helps.
  7. by   Apgar10
    Entry level BSN means you don't have a BS/BA in any field and are not already an ADN. More than a couple of the programs I am looking at refer to it in these terms and I used it to differentiate from the EL-MSN and ABSN
  8. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Quote from Apgar10
    Entry level BSN means you don't have a BS/BA in any field and are not already an ADN. More than a couple of the programs I am looking at refer to it in these terms and I used it to differentiate from the EL-MSN and ABSN
    That's interesting I've never heard it like that.....I've just heard BSN and ADN etc etc...for people with undergraduate degrees wishing to get into nursing that's where the ABSN & Entry Level MSN comes in....

    Good luck and I hope you get into the right program! :wink2:
  9. by   Apgar10
    As far as I know it's all to make as confusing as possible
  10. by   Apgar10
    I went to the info session last evening at MSMC about the entry-level (traditional) BSN program.

    One of the questions I had for starting this thread was why was the program so competitive because Ms. Araba didn't specify why when I asked about it at the ADN info session. Turns out the reason it is competitive is because each Fall they accept about 10 transfer students of the 80 they will accept into the program overall. They give priority applications to the BSN to their continuing education/pre-nursing students.

    For anyone still interested they are still accepting applications for pre-nursing students only to start this Fall. So if you have a few classes left and really want this program you can finish off pre/corequisites there and apply for the '09 BSN program. It's too far for me to travel for pre/coreqs, but I'd do the program itself in a heartbeat.

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