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Hi All! I'm a crazy father of 2 ex-premed who just recently turned down Northwestern to go into a RN program. I already have an Associate in Science, but I'll be getting another ADN and then... Read More

  1. by   mtnaire
    Quote from Kabin
    Good luck to you too! That looks like a heck of a degree path. That has to be the first nurse assoc-> bsn -> anethesia path that I've heard of.

    Actually, he's not alone. I have a BA already, but am going the ADN --> MSN --> PA/Nurse Practitioner route myself. A long road, but the easiest path given my current situation.
  2. by   malenurse1
    Quote from mtnaire
    Actually, he's not alone. I have a BA already, but am going the ADN --> MSN --> PA/Nurse Practitioner route myself. A long road, but the easiest path given my current situation.
    I am doing the same thing, only not anethesia. I hope to get into the NICU and be a neonatal NP. Another year and a half and I will be done with my ADN. Then I am looking at a couple of associates to masters degree programs. That way I can skip the BSN altogether.
  3. by   NateP
    Quote from Kabin
    Good luck to you too! That looks like a heck of a degree path. That has to be the first nurse assoc-> bsn -> anethesia path that I've heard of.
    I understand where you might be confused. UNCC here in Charlotte, NC factors in the GPA of every class you have ever taken in your entire life in order to judge eligibility into the Upper Division Nursing Program. I have a lackluster GPA from 12 years ago at a community college in my hometown that burns me big time.
    But,...
    If I earn an Assoc. degree from a community college and become licensed as an RN, then I can come into the "RN-to-BSN" program, which only looks at your GPA from the ASN program and is only one more year. And of course I can move on up the ladder from there. Keep in mind that I'm aware that this is indeed a lofty goal, but it's my goal just the same.

    Here's a link that explains it further for you:
    http://www.health.uncc.edu/programs.cfm#ugrad
    Last edit by NateP on Jul 19, '04 : Reason: Left out url link
  4. by   Soonstudent
    I'm with ya Nate. I have the same career path also.

    Quote from NateP
    I understand where you might be confused. UNCC here in Charlotte, NC factors in the GPA of every class you have ever taken in your entire life in order to judge eligibility into the Upper Division Nursing Program. I have a lackluster GPA from 12 years ago at a community college in my hometown that burns me big time.
    But,...
    If I earn an Assoc. degree from a community college and become licensed as an RN, then I can come into the "RN-to-BSN" program, which only looks at your GPA from the ASN program and is only one more year. And of course I can move on up the ladder from there. Keep in mind that I'm aware that this is indeed a lofty goal, but it's my goal just the same.

    Here's a link that explains it further for you:
    http://www.health.uncc.edu/programs.cfm#ugrad
  5. by   JustaMaleRN
    Well...graduation from University of Phoenix with my MSN in 5 days and counting! YEA!!!!! Now...on to the PhD...
  6. by   NateP
    Are you doing the University of Phoenix program through their online college or at an actual campus?
    Are you serious about the PhD? Let us know how that goes for you.

    Quote from JustaMaleRN
    Well...graduation from University of Phoenix with my MSN in 5 days and counting! YEA!!!!! Now...on to the PhD...
  7. by   mtnaire
    Quote from malenurse1
    Another year and a half and I will be done with my ADN. Then I am looking at a couple of associates to masters degree programs. That way I can skip the BSN altogether.

    I'm curious, what specific ADN --> MSN programs have you found, and do you know of a Website that lists national programs of this type?
  8. by   Soonstudent
    Mtnair, MUSC in Charleston has an ADN to MSN with nine separate career paths to chose from. All that's required is to be an RN with 60 pre-req hours. Most of them are already completed during your ADN. Then 24 months of full time study and you have your MSN. CRNA school is different, you need your BSN and two years critical care experience. From what I've read most schools only require one. I don't know why MUSC would be any different.

    I just watched an episode of Big Brother 5, What a bunch of yahoos. There's only a couple people on there who's IQ is higher than the number of fingers and toes they have. Which in their case may only be 8 or 9.

    Quote from agent
    Another stereotypical gay male nurse on television!

    Thanks Big Brother 5 :stone
  9. by   Kabin
    The only CRNA option in AZ that I'm aware of is Midwestern University. Really just a graduate school. You need to have a BSN with 1 or 2 years (critical) experience and then fork out $20k a year.
  10. by   mtnaire
    Thanks for the info guys. Having done some searching around via the Net, it's interesting to note the variety of programs out there and the differences in entrance reqs...there seems to be shortcuts if you're willing to get creative enough.
  11. by   malenurse1
    Quote from mtnaire
    I'm curious, what specific ADN --> MSN programs have you found, and do you know of a Website that lists national programs of this type?
    I have been told that the University of Wisconsin offers this option and Marquette University may offer it as well. I am still researching this while I work through the ADN. I will keep you all posted as I find anything further.
  12. by   Chevelle
    Please don't be mad, but I wanted to share a link with you incase you didn't know about it...

    It is for Male Nurse Magazine...there is a website and actual mag you can subscribe too.

    Ok, I am outta here-please accept my apologies for posting in here.

    http://www.malenursemagazine.com/
  13. by   malenurse1
    Quote from Chevelle
    Please don't be mad, but I wanted to share a link with you incase you didn't know about it...

    It is for Male Nurse Magazine...there is a website and actual mag you can subscribe too.

    Ok, I am outta here-please accept my apologies for posting in here.

    http://www.malenursemagazine.com/
    Hey Chevelle. Thanks for the link. You are welcome to stop by and visit, we don't discriminate in here. It is the guys club but we all get valuable input from you ladies as well, after all its about nursing.

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