BSN from one school MS from another???

  1. Can you get a BSN at one university and a Masters at another?

    CSU LB is the best school for getting a BSN because Ill save a year of education, but they only have a women's helath nurse practitioner program which I am not interested in.

    Would it be possible for me to get the two degrees at seperate universities or would there be transfer issues.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Theresa
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Look at the university at which you want to do your masters.

    I will be going for a BSN, but not through Excelsior, where I am doing my ASN. They will not require me to have certain science courses I want, nor will certain masters programs admit me without them.
  4. by   MesaRN
    You should have no problem earning your BSN at one school and entering a MS program at another. Each MS program is different in their entry requirements. Where you get your BSN is not important as long as the school is properly accredited. What is more important is the entry requirements of the MS program.

    For example some MS programs require Microbiology while the BSN program you completed might not have. You will have to finish micro before applying to the grad program.

    Most masters students earn their undergrad degrees at a different university.
  5. by   fiveofpeep
    thanks for the information. my counselors never know anything more than transfering to a 4 yr so it gets pretty tough and its even harder to call the big universities and get through to someone.
  6. by   Gennaver
    Quote from maggiofliore
    Can you get a BSN at one university and a Masters at another?

    CSU LB is the best school for getting a BSN because Ill save a year of education, but they only have a women's helath nurse practitioner program which I am not interested in.

    Would it be possible for me to get the two degrees at seperate universities or would there be transfer issues.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Theresa
    Hello,
    Yes of course you can earn a degree from different universities.

    It is quite common to earn an undergrad at one institution and then follow that with a masters at another and even follow that with a post-masters certificate, (or even PhD) at another still.

    Generally the admissions requirements for a masters program include that you have an undergraduate degree, (say a BSN) from an accredited university.

    You should be fine.

    I am in a master's program now and my undergraduate degree is from another institution, my associates is from another before that, (I transferred to the four year university after the junior college).

    Good luck,
    Gen
  7. by   Scrubz
    As long as you have the proper pre-reqs, your previous degree is from an accredited school, and meet the admission requirements then you can apply. Right now I'm in an ADN program and afterwards I plan on getting my BSN at another school. And eventually I plan on getting a master's degree, which will probably be at another school.
  8. by   RN BSN 2009
    My school does not offer the masters program that I want, so I'll have to go to a more specialized school

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