Entry into Practice: Direct Entry MSN Programs - page 13

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 entry nursing masters programs.... Read More

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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

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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
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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.
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    thanks for the info!
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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.
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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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