I am hoping that I can find some help deciding between two (maybe three) courses of action! I currently have my BA in Psychology....about half way through my degree I realized that I wanted to be a nurse, but it made more sense for me to finish up school rather than change majors. From researching programs for post baccalaureate degrees in nursing there seems to be three options.
2- Entry level MSN for non RN's
3- A) Get RN from a community college then do a Bridge RN-BSN/MSN program.
I feel like option 3 might be the longest what with the Nursing program
wait lists at community colleges even with the fact that there is some preques that I have to take before applying.
The question is which one is the best fit for me :/ and was wondering if anyone else has been here or done it, if you had pros/cons to list, or anything tips you wish someone had told you.
A little about me (which might be useful to know) is that
-I have a GPA of over 3.5 (3.78 I think) so will meet the requirements
------The ABSN is 3.5 the MSN is 3.0 in the programs I have looked at.
-I WANT to be an NP so want to get my MSN at least before I am truly "done" with school
-I got my CNA certificate because most applications I looked at said that they look at that or it is at least a plus to have to get you considered for the program.
-I work for a surgeon (as a nanny) and know RN's/Dr.'s who will write letters of recommendations for me (which I have heard is good to have, if this is not relevant to my question then please ignore!)
-No children and no plans to have them in the near future so a large work load is ok (:
&& is there any tests or other requirements I might have to take/meet before applying?
I think that is it, if someone could help I would really appreciate it!