I'm new to this forum and had a couple questions about nursing programs. I have my B.A. in Psychology, and have experience working in a psychiatric hospital, and in neuropsychology research. For the last few years, I have been thinking about obtaining my masters in psychology or counseling, but am now thinking about going back to school for nursing instead. Insofar as nursing is concerned, I would ideally like to continue working in the mental health aspects of the field (PsychNP, PsychRN, Case Management, etc). I also prefer to work with children and adolescents.
I have started to look into programs, and have become a bit confused as to the best way to proceed. Because I already have my B.A., the traditional Bachelor's of nursing programs seem like overkill. Can anyone give me advice on the benefits/shortcomings of the following programs as they pertain to my career goals?
Accelerated Nursing Programs
Second Degree B.S.N.
Entry Master's Program in Nursing
In addition, can anyone recommend any great schools (not too expensive...) that have programs in the aforementioned?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!