I also posted this in the student nurses forum, but I'm putting it here too because the 3 programs I refer to are all in NYC: Columbia, Pace, NYU.
There are a some of accelerated BSN-MSN programs. Two of them have the students transit to the MSN portion of the program after only a few months of hospital or clinical experience. This seems quite alarming to me.
Any thoughts on this? Any students or graduates of such a program? Was the education thorough? It's like bedside nursing is a dirty word
so they try to pass over that career phase as quickly as possible to grow a Nurse Practitioner.
These programs are attractive and have a very polished sell when you visit them but I'm wondering about the value of such a program so I'd appreciate any input.
Javagirl, a coffee drinker, not a java programmer.