Any Chamberlain RN-to-BSN that have gone on to FNP?

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    Hello all. I'm looking to get into an FNP program as soon as possible, before the big 2015 switch to DNP. I know there's some question as to whether or not the move to DNP for FNP's will happen across the board in 2015, but one of my local schools has already gotten rid of their MSN/FNP and moved to DNP/FNP, with a few rumors of other area schools following suit very soon.

    To that end, I'm really looking at Chamberlain's online RN-to-BSN, because it will be the fastest route to a BSN for me. Otherwise, I'll have to take a ton more gen ed classes, which will put me another year behind.

    My question is to those who have completed Chamberlain's RN-to-BSN and have gone on to FNP programs. Has anyone gone this route to FNP, and has the Chamberlain degree been an issue with getting into a good FNP program? I'm aware that Chamberlain's program is CCNE and NLN accredited, but it's very light in sciences, and I didn't know if this would be a speed bump in moving on to FNP.

    Not really looking for speculation or opinions here Looking for people who have actually gone or attempted to go this route and what problems, if any, were had. Thanks!

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    I graduated from Chamberlain's RN-BSN program last June. I'm in an MSN-FNP program right now and it was no issue at my school, which is a reputable brick and mortar program in Chicago. I know people who have gone on to to St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program, SLU's FNP program, USA's MSN programs and so on. They total up the GPA for all your colleges attended so as long as you do super well at Chamberlain and did really well in your ADN program, it should be a non-issue. You will come out prepared for graduate school. I'm holding a 4.0 in my graduate program right now and it is in part because of the excellent foundation I received at Chamberlain. Good luck.

    Sue
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    Awesome. That's exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks!
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    I went through chamberlain's RN to BSN online and finished in 2008. I started University of St.Francis FNP in the Summer of 09. It wasn't a problem at all. I don't think any of the schools worry about the science classes. I also applied to Ball State University and was accepted.

    Good Luck,
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    Thank God for this thread... I'm debating Chamberlain... It will get me a BSN about 8 months faster...
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    I can't seem to locate the exact requirements for Chamberlain's BSN. I have an ADN and BS in a non-nursing field but did poorly in some of my courses years ago. It's spendy but is it super fast? I'm like the OP and need to whip through the BSN so I can move on to the NP program. I'm looking at Ohio Univ (inexpensive!) but time is also a factor. I just want to get in and get done ASAP. Thanks for feedback.
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I can't seem to locate the exact requirements for Chamberlain's BSN. I have an ADN and BS in a non-nursing field but did poorly in some of my courses years ago. It's spendy but is it super fast? I'm like the OP and need to whip through the BSN so I can move on to the NP program. I'm looking at Ohio Univ (inexpensive!) but time is also a factor. I just want to get in and get done ASAP. Thanks for feedback.
    Hi,

    Here is a link to the requirements:

    http://www.chamberlain.edu/LinkClick...o%3d&tabid=588

    Good luck! It was a great program and very fast.

    Sue
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    I'm also considering Chamberlain. The main draw for me is completion in 1 year. From the posted link, "All registered nurses with a current, active RN license in the U.S. or associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) are awarded 81 transfer credit hours through the Chamberlain College of Nursing Articulation Plan (C-CAP). This includes 45 general education credits and 36 nursing credits. Awarded Hours: 81 Credits." This leaves only 3 semesters remaining or 1 year.
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    It looks like 3 semesters would be 18 months??? I'm looking for a 1 year (+/-) program also. How long did it take you WyndDrivenRain? I have some credits from a BS and ADN...thanks for feed back. How demanding is the curriculum? I appreciate the info.
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    The 3 semesters are over 12 months (including Summer).


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