BS+RN=>MSN?

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    I have a BS in health care administration and am entering an RN program. Where/is it possible to enter directly into a MSN program. I am willing to complete it online.

    I am am not doing a ABSN program because I am taking A&P right now and have missed the application period because of that. I don't want to be sitting around for a year waiting just to apply. Ohh...and I need to be able to work at least a little bit.
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    What type of MSN program did you want? There are direct entry MSN programs that you will get your RN in. We have a few in our state.
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    There is only one direct entry program in our state. In an ideal world I would go this route, but I have kids and a husband who has his own business so I need to be able to work some hours. My plan is to get my RN and then be able to work (even if it is LTC) and get my msn.
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    Be prepared to wait a year then. You cannot do an 'online' MSN entirely as you are not an RN yet. You might look at Excelsior- depending on where you live.
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    Perhaps you don't understand what I mean.

    I am already going to start RN in the fall.
    After I obtain my RN I am planning on working as an RN and progressing to msn.

    I know this might be the longer plan, but I have to have a little balance.
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    You have to have a BSN to get into an MSN program. It can't be a BS in another area.
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    I had a RN (diploma) then a BS in Health care Admin then obtained a MSN, I know many people who went this route, when caling the school ask for the "bridge" program, I had to complete 9 BSN credits prior to joining the MSN, good luck.
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    Quote from SHGR
    You have to have a BSN to get into an MSN program. It can't be a BS in another area.
    This is just plain wrong, stop spreading misinformation please.
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    Quote from SHGR
    You have to have a BSN to get into an MSN program. It can't be a BS in another area.
    This is incorrect. There are many RN-to-MSN programs that only require an associates degree in nursing for admission.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    This is incorrect. There are many RN-to-MSN programs that only require an associates degree in nursing for admission.
    Yes, that is true, but I don't know of any that allow direct admission to MSN without a bridge of some kind first. Thanks for clarifying.


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