I posted earlier about an ADN program in Connecticut offering part time clinicals. My husband pointed out that with a BSE (engineering) and MS (management) under my belt, with most of a second MS completed (engineering) I would potentially be a good candidate for a master's level program like UConn's MbEIN. I only know about the UConn program because I'm a UConn alum and have read about it in the alumni magazine.
I looked at the MbEIN website and I would need to take most of the prereqs, which I would do in the CT community college system (we live 5 minutes away from one of the CCs). It's only 1-2 classes beyond what I'd need to take for the community college nursing program
, and the MbEIN is offered in Waterbury now (much closer to my home than Storrs!).
My time horizon is quite far out and I know that the program may well change in the interim. I have three more semesters of coursework on my current master's program and then we hope to have a second baby in 2013. I would start taking my prereqs in 2013/2014 and it will take me a while! I would also need to work for a few years in order to save up enough money to cover living expenses and child care during the full time year. That's without even figuring out how the heck to pay for the program itself! It would be 2015 or later by the time I could do a full time one year program, and I don't think I could swing more than a year with no income coming in from me. My husband works full time as well but we will have child care expenses, too.
For MbEIN, what happens if you finish the 1 year intensive, get licensed, and then decide not to pursue a master's degree? They can't take your RN license away, do they? Sorry if it's a silly question, but I wouldn't know if I'd want to get the MS until I'd been working as a nurse for a while.
Are there other schools in Connecticut besides Yale and UConn that offer a master's-entry RN program?