I am looking into ELMN programs (AACN listed 63 such progs. in US in 2010), but are there any entry level doctoral programs? Or, has anyone earned a nursing doctorate by entering from another field?
ELMN seems to build in an accelerated BSN curricula and attaining of the RN. Is it any faster than doing an accelerated BSN followed by a MSN? What are the practical differences (total cost, total duration, flexibility, and...)?
If there are no entry level doctoral programs, might that change in 2015 as the doctorate will become a requisite standard for nurse practitioners?
Further to comparison between ELMN and BSN: After completing an accelerated BSN, can one enter doctoral study in nursing? (Special terms and considerations to consider?)