I will be returning to school in the fall of 2004 to pursue a nursing degree. I would like to enter a program that offers an accelerated BSN degree(usually 12 months long) with direct entry into a masters program(additional 2 years) for people like me who already have a degree in another field. A few criteria I am looking at for my desired school are the following:
*to be an accredited program
*to offer a duel masters CNM/FNP
*to be located in the southeastern US
--- I am certainly not limited to these criteria----
This summer and continuing into the fall, I will begin taking my pre-req's and touring different campuses in order to send in my applications in December. Schools that I plan on taking a closer look at are - Emory, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins and UMC South Carolina. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has information, advice or experiences to share on this type of nursing program and/or the above mentioned nursing schools.
Mar 12, '03
Why would you want to do both? They are two separate specialties. Do you want to work with pregnant women and deliveries or do you want to do family practice?
That would be like a doctor wanting to specialize in plastic surgery and obstetrics. It can be done, not sure is any school offers a dual degree in it but why would you want to do it?
Please forgive me if my tone comes off wrong, but I am a firm believer in not wasting time and money. Do more research into the two masters programs and decide from there which one best suits your professional goals. Once you go through your clinicals, your mind may completely change
Mar 12, '03
Thank you for your reply. As noted in my thread I am not bound by my desired criteria, but in search of valid information or advice from people who would like to tell me of thier nursing school experience. This is in order that I make an educated desicion about which school/program to choose.
The duel CNM/FNP degree is not offered at many schools but contrary to your belief of the two being totally unrelated I consider the degree to be an extreamly well rounded one.
Again, your thoughts are appreciated. Hopefully there will be more responses for us both to learn from.