Entry into Practice: Direct Entry MSN Programs - page 10

Direct entry masters in nursing programs offer a rapid entrance into both the profession of nursing and advanced nursing practice. These unique programs are also known as entry-level or alternate... Read More

  1. Visit  tsipareht profile page
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    Which program did you get into if you don't mind me asking. Thanks.
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  3. Visit  tsipareht profile page
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    Hi - can you tell me which program you are in? Good/bad?

    Quote from briang30
    I just started a direct entry program. Our first year is focused solely on the BSN aspects of nursing. We are 5 weeks in and already in our second week of clinicals. We will do about 500 hours of clinicals as students during our first year. In addition to doing RN duties, we are also doing a lot of work that is often delegated to nursing assistants.

    In June and July we will do a 250 hour internship working 4 days a week on a floor. We take our NCLEX in the fall. During our last two years of school, we are required to work a minimum of 500 hours a year while taking master's level courses.

    So while we will not have 2 full years of RN nursing under our belt by the time we graduate, we will have seen our share. I believe that this will prepare us adequately. There are also two nurses on my floor who are graduates of my program. While not working as NPs, they obviously are able to perform at the level required for a acute care floor.
  4. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    In the last several years my hospital has hired several (6 or 7) direct entry masters new grad RNs for the Nurse Residency program. The Nurse Residency is a 7 month program desined to train new grads to be ICU nurses and has been highly sucessful since it was started.
    I serve as both an instructor and preceptor in the Nurse Residency program. I have to say that the direct entry MSN grads have not left a good impression on me, the experienced ICU nurses, or on the managers of our hospital. They seem to come with far less clinical training than the ADN and BSN grads we have traditionaly hired and with far more entitlement attitude. I admit that our opinion has been formed after experience with only 6 or 7 direct entry GNs from only two programs. Grads from other programs may be much different. Initialy there was a lot of excitment in our hospital to hire them as it was though that unlike the new grad BSNs they would not be in a hurry to rush off to CRNA school. I remain open minded and open to experience with more direct entry MSN grads but the desire to hire them into the Nurse Residency has cooled considerably in this hospital.
  5. Visit  melmarie23 profile page
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    I went to the University of New Hampshire. The Masters entry is a CNL program. For the NP, I'd have to take the missing courses that I didn't take during the CNL program (some of the coursework overlaps), as well as the clinical component. You can look at their website to see specifics regarding the NP and CNL programs.

    http://www.chhs.unh.edu/nursing
  6. Visit  stash11 profile page
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    Hi all

    I'm currently taking my Masters program in Health Admin, and will like to change career paths, so I'm really considering the entry level MSN programs. Please does anyone know of any schools in Houston Texas that offers a direct entry MSN?

    Thank you
  7. Visit  joanney profile page
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    Hello good day. I want to attend school next year Direct Entry program for RN-MSN. Please I have been searching for a school to attend but am only seeing online programs. If anyone has any suggestion for a good school with a good Direct entry program for the RN-MSN program I would really appreciate it. You can email me directly at mestikq@aol.com I would be forever grateful. Thanks in advance.
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    Quote from joanney
    Hello good day. I want to attend school next year Direct Entry program for RN-MSN. Please I have been searching for a school to attend but am only seeing online programs. If anyone has any suggestion for a good school with a good Direct entry program for the RN-MSN program I would really appreciate it. You can email me directly at mestikq@aol.com I would be forever grateful. Thanks in advance.
    *** The two programs my hospital has experience with are at the University of Minnesota and at Metropolitan State in Minneapolis MN. I might add that some area hospitals are not very interested in hiring direct entry MSN grads.
  9. Visit  vballtrumpeter profile page
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    thanks for the info!
  10. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    I just want to clarify that the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is not an Advanced Practice Nurse. It is a generalist degree for entry into practice. Students generally go into bedside nursing upon graduation.
    Furthermore, a lot of people claim people do not want to hire them. I have never had a hard time finding employment with this degree. None of my former colleagues have either, to my knowledge.
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    Quote from mariebailey
    I just want to clarify that the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is not an Advanced Practice Nurse. It is a generalist degree for entry into practice. Students generally go into bedside nursing upon graduation.
    Furthermore, a lot of people claim people do not want to hire them. I have never had a hard time finding employment with this degree. None of my former colleagues have either, to my knowledge.
    *** I think in some areas direct entry masters grads are suffering from the actions of the direct entry advanced practice programs. In those programs the student spends a year or maybe a little more to become RNs. then they are supposed to work for a year and then go back for the advanced practice part on their programs. Our hospital hired several of these and nurse managers and long time staff were very upset that that they wasted a year of training on nurses who knew from the start they would only stay a year then head back to the university to finish their program. Not something they had told us in the interview. As a result some hospitals have become gun shy about hiring direct entry grads. Eventualy I think it will get straitend out and the difference in the programs will be better understood and the direct entry grads won't have a problem getting hired.
  12. Visit  scimom profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** I think in some areas direct entry masters grads are suffering from the actions of the direct entry advanced practice programs. In those programs the student spends a year or maybe a little more to become RNs. then they are supposed to work for a year and then go back for the advanced practice part on their programs. Our hospital hired several of these and nurse managers and long time staff were very upset that that they wasted a year of training on nurses who knew from the start they would only stay a year then head back to the university to finish their program. Not something they had told us in the interview. As a result some hospitals have become gun shy about hiring direct entry grads. Eventualy I think it will get straitend out and the difference in the programs will be better understood and the direct entry grads won't have a problem getting hired.
    Has this been resolved? I'm looking at a direct entry MSN in your area geared toward career-changing students who already have a BS/BA and experience in another field. It's a 2 year program and the NCLEX-RN is taken at the end. The idea is that grads are entry level RNs upon graduation and have the education to help them assume leadership roles once their experience as an RN warrants it. It's totally separate from the advanced practice programs, which are only for experienced RNs.
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    Quote from scimom
    Has this been resolved? I'm looking at a direct entry MSN in your area geared toward career-changing students who already have a BS/BA and experience in another field. It's a 2 year program and the NCLEX-RN is taken at the end. The idea is that grads are entry level RNs upon graduation and have the education to help them assume leadership roles once their experience as an RN warrants it. It's totally separate from the advanced practice programs, which are only for experienced RNs.
    My observation is that DE MSN grads can get hired in the Twin Cities area of MN and not so much across the river in Wisconsin. Only my observation based on things I hear back from the DE students who I precept.
    It great they the DE MSN programs have changed to what you describe above, that they are prepared as entry level RNs and only ready leadership rolls once RN experince warrants it. In the not very distant past I saw many DE grads who assumed that they would be hired into managment and leadership positions as new grads.
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