A.D.N vs. Diploma program - page 2

Hi all, I am new to this forum. I am strongly considering applying for entrance into a nursing program. We have two R.N. programs in my area: one offers an associates, thru a local community college, and one is a private... Read More

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    iliel

    I believe you have to have at least one year experience as an RN and have a BSN before you will be accepted to graduate school for your MSN. That is how you would become an NP is go through the MSN program in that track.

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    Originally posted by ainz
    iliel

    I believe you have to have at least one year experience as an RN and have a BSN before you will be accepted to graduate school for your MSN. That is how you would become an NP is go through the MSN program in that track.
    Yes, you're right about the one year experience.
    The school offers a RN-MSN, you go through the BSN program and then right into the MSN. The baccalaureate equivalency is pursued as non-degree status, and the B.S. degree is not awarded.
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    I graduated from a diploma program in 1986. I have never, ever regretted the education that I obtained in that program. If I had to chose between the ADN and diploma, I would chose diploma. From what I have seen and experienced, there is more clinical experience with diploma schools.
    I actually started in a BSN program, but because of money prolems had to regroup and go a cheaper route. At that time there were no ADN programs around.
    I do regret not going back to get my BSN, but that is another story.
    Good Luck:roll


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