It appears several schools in CA (UCLA, Cal State Fullerton) have started new Masters level direct entry program. These new programs are generalist and does not lead to any specialty. These programs are for those with BS/BA in another field. After completion of the 2 year Master level program, you can take the exam for licensure. When asked about the program the UCLA counselor said that the Masters level trained RNs will eventually take on more responsibility than a BSN or ADN RN. Does anybody have any knowledge on this? Is this true? Is this where nursing is headed?