Does anyone know of Nursing MSN programs for people with BA/BS in other fields?

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    Hello Everyone, :redpinkhe

    I am in the process of changing careers to nursing, but with so many options it could get a little confusing . First and foremost, I live in NYC a very expensive city but I love New York! Anyhow, I have been working as an optician for 15 years and have a BA in education. I would like to do the accelerated program which will get me a BSN at one of the private schools (since CUNY is almost impossible to get into) but they are so expensive . My goal is to become an RN and get my master's. I would ultimately like to work as an NP. If I could go straight into the MSN program it would be ideal. Does anyone know of MSN programs either online or on campus for people who have BA's in other fields? Please advice

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    I live in California and there are a ton of these types of programs... they are called direct entry masters programs. If you PM me I am actually starting in one of these programs in the fall so I know a lot of info (the good and the bad) about them! Sorry I am not familiar with NY's nursing programs.

    The one I am going into sounds perfect for you when you are done 36 months... it allows you to practice as a NP
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    That sounds super! I will PM... thanks
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    Rutgers in New Jersey has it, it's on campus.
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    Okay, that's close to me too. Thanks, will check it out.
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    SUNY Downstate
    Columbia University (You need a good GRE scrore)
    Dominican College

    There are others. You just need to look around. Do keep in mind that most of their deadlines for the fall semester has already passed so you will need to wait a year anyways and you need to check their pre-reqs
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    List of direct-entry and accelerated BSN programs. Rutgers is close to you but has major overcrowding problems last I heard. Columbia is in NYC ... you have lots of options. Good luck !
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    I always thought you needed to be an RN first, as a BSN, ASN, or diploma, but I guess I was mistaken.
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    The University of Minnesota has this program.
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    I believe that the University of Rochester has a direct entry MSN program (CNL). I graduated from the University of New Hampshire from their direct entry MSN (also CNL) program. UMass has one too for advanced practice.

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