BSN. University of Phoenix - page 2

Hi everyone. Can someone tell me if you need your Master's Degree to get into Nurse Practicioner school? Also has anyone attended the University of Phoenix RN to BSN program? I'm thinking about... Read More

  1. by   TMPaul
    Quote from TraumaNurse
    First of all, you do not need a MSN to enter into a NP program, you need a BSN. NP programs are MSN programs. I finished my BSN through UOP in Albuquerque and it worked out well. It was more expensive than other schools in the area, but the schedule was easy to work around my work and family schedule.
    If UOP is convenient for you and you don't mind the extra cost then it is as good as any program. If you want to become a NP, don't let them talk you into getting your MSN through UOP because that may limit the NP schools you can apply to (you cannot receive 2 MSN degrees, so you would have to go to a program that offers NP prgram for people with previous MSN).
    TraumaNurse,
    Not all NP programs are MSN programs. I received my MSN degree from Russell Sage College and received a post Masters NP certificate from Syracuse University.
  2. by   alk3rainbow
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Another satisfied UofP customer here...I've been with them since Nov 02 and will graduate in May 04 with the BSN and then onto the MSN. I am talking with the masters counselor today by phone. However, UofP does have a NP program that grants an MSN. Illinois is the WORST state for NP and CNS, so I'm looking at a management/leadership MSN. I have been very happy with my UofP experience. Like Patrick says - it is easier and pretty fast too. I've finished in 18 months by doubling some classes and skipping the breaks. Good luck...
    Why is Illinois the worst state for NP and CNS? I'm in Illinois and I'm just curious.
  3. by   lori-e
    Thanks for the advice. I do feel that UOP works better with my schedule. I know that they come fully accredited, I just haven't met anyone that actually got their BSN there. I will definitely keep in mind your advice on the MSN.
    Quote from TraumaNurse
    First of all, you do not need a MSN to enter into a NP program, you need a BSN. NP programs are MSN programs. I finished my BSN through UOP in Albuquerque and it worked out well. It was more expensive than other schools in the area, but the schedule was easy to work around my work and family schedule.
    If UOP is convenient for you and you don't mind the extra cost then it is as good as any program. If you want to become a NP, don't let them talk you into getting your MSN through UOP because that may limit the NP schools you can apply to (you cannot receive 2 MSN degrees, so you would have to go to a program that offers NP prgram for people with previous MSN).
  4. by   lori-e
    I'm with you....time is money! I've got 3 kids, one is four. They keep me pretty busy.

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