Chamberlain RN-BSN-MSN

  1. I am in the RN-BSN Chamberlain program right now and have a 6 courses left including the capstone course. After researching the MSN program at Chamberlain, I'm thinking about perusing my masters in nurse educator.
    1. Has anyone finish with RN-BSN Curriculum plan first then take MSN?
    2. Is the RN-BSN-MSN Curriculum is a better route to take? I have 6 courses left for the BSN but if I take this route then I only have 3 and I can double up before starting the MSN plan.
    3. Anyone finished or currently in the MSN-Nurse Educator track at Chamberlain?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Pixie.RN
    I did both the RN-to-BSN as well as the Nurse Educator MSN at Chamberlain, but mine were years apart (graduated June 2010 with the BSN, and February 2017 with the MSN). If you can save some courses via a combined curriculum, that is great! I enjoyed my experience at Chamberlain. I originally started in the FNP track in 2014, but then I realized that I had no urge to be an NP. I switched to the Nurse Educator track and am I so glad I did! I am actually working as an educator now, and I am finding so much of what I learned to be beneficial. Happy to answer questions.
  4. by   murses
    Quote from Pixie.RN
    I did both the RN-to-BSN as well as the Nurse Educator MSN at Chamberlain, but mine were years apart (graduated June 2010 with the BSN, and February 2017 with the MSN). If you can save some courses via a combined curriculum, that is great! I enjoyed my experience at Chamberlain. I originally started in the FNP track in 2014, but then I realized that I had no urge to be an NP. I switched to the Nurse Educator track and am I so glad I did! I am actually working as an educator now, and I am finding so much of what I learned to be beneficial. Happy to answer questions.
    Hello, I am scheduled to start Chamberlain's RN-MSN FNP program January 2nd. I am worried that some states do not approve Chamberlain. Does this mean you could not work in that state after passing boards? Also, do you know anyone who completed Chamberlain FNP and is currently employed? Honestly, I am nervous and wanting to feel better about my decision. Thank you
    Last edit by murses on Dec 13, '17 : Reason: quote
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from murses
    Hello, I am scheduled to start Chamberlain's RN-MSN FNP program January 2nd. I am worried that some states do not approve Chamberlain. Does this mean you could not work in that state after passing boards? Also, do you know anyone who completed Chamberlain FNP and is currently employed? Honestly, I am nervous and wanting to feel better about my decision. Thank you
    These are questions you should be asking the school. But I do know a lot of people who have finished the FNP there and are now working as NPs. The state acceptance has to do with how certain states oversee online education from out of state schools. Definitely speak to the school if you are not 100% comfortable. Education is too important for you to be uncertain about your decision!
  6. by   SopranoKris
    Quote from Rn-bsnfuturetraumaer
    I am in the RN-BSN Chamberlain program right now and have a 6 courses left including the capstone course. After researching the MSN program at Chamberlain, I'm thinking about perusing my masters in nurse educator.
    1. Has anyone finish with RN-BSN Curriculum plan first then take MSN?
    2. Is the RN-BSN-MSN Curriculum is a better route to take? I have 6 courses left for the BSN but if I take this route then I only have 3 and I can double up before starting the MSN plan.
    3. Anyone finished or currently in the MSN-Nurse Educator track at Chamberlain?
    I did the RN-to-BSN program, took 6 months off and then started the MSN-FNP. I'm glad I did it this way. I needed the break from school. If you do the RN-BSN-MSN program, you are not awarded the BSN degree until you finish the MSN. You are then awarded both degrees. My employer was reimbursing me for BSN tuition and required a degree conferred to get the full reimbursement. Chamberlain will only supply a letter of completion for the BSN until you finish the MSN when you do the dual degree program. Not worth it. You get to skip two classes when you do the dual degree (BSN capstone and MSN NR 500) so you really aren't saving that much, timewise.

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