I'll be done with my ADN in May and really want to get right into a BSN program with as little downtime as possible. Once I'm working steadily as an RN, I won't qualify for the Pell Grant that I do now, and I'd like to get as much coursework as I can in with grant money.
For the last year, I've been planning to apply for the U of M (Ann Arbor) RN-BSN-MSN program, then go on for my DNP afterwards. Now it seems that they (and Wayne State) are not accepting any applications for Fall 2010 while they revamp their RN completion programs. Does anyone have any news of this, any insights? Will prereqs remain similar? Are they working on a BSN-MSN-DNP option? Anyone know anything?
In the meantime, I'm looking at UofM-Flint and Oakland University for their RN completions. I see a lot of threads about ABSNs at Oakland, anyone have experience with either of these schools for RN to BSN and onward? I have a 3.7 overall GPA and a 3.9 nursing GPA, so that's not an issue, but that of course doesn't guarantee acceptance into a program. Other recommendations within Michigan? I've looked at Grand Valley and UofD-Mercy, but they have odd prereqs, if I remember correctly. It's frustrating because every program seems to have different requirements, and if I'm going to try to squeeze in the few remaining prereqs that I need, I want them to be the ones I really need, not what one school requires and another doesn't!