I am a special education teacher who is finally making the switch to the field of nursing with the goal of becoming a PMHNP. I have mulled around with the idea for about 6 years now. I have a BA and MS already but was recently accepted to Lawrence Memorial/Regis for Spring 2013. I will start my prereqs at that time and a nursing course in Fall 2013. I am now wondering if I should just do my prereqs and apply to Salem State's Direct Entry MSN. My husband works for a state school and I would be able to go there for free, plus during the same time come out with a MSN vs an ASN. I have read about the accelerated programs and I am a little nervous about if I should go the MSN route instead. Any input would be great! As a side note, I got my MS in 2004, 3.79 and BA in 2001, 3.63.