more confusion on entry degree "degree"

  1. Hello,

    As a direct entry to nursing student in an MENP program, (like USFC's master entry to nursing program) I am aware that it is a 'generalist masters' however I "thought" it was an MSN.

    I was wrong!

    Sigh, Oh what alphabet soup and confusion! I didn't even know what my OWN degree is!

    It is a Master of Science in Nursing not an MSN.

    Yeah, it doesn't help me much. When I find out more clarification I will post. Meanwhile if anyone can help clarfify the difference between MSN and MS in nursing please share.
    Thank you,
    Gen
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  3. by   sunnyjohn
    Every time you post it sounds like we are both paddeling in the same direct-entry canoe!

    My school offers the MN, Masters of Nursing.

    I did call around and ask a few folks at CRNA programs and post-Master's certs for nursing. They will take my MN so I am 'kewl' with the missing S!


    MSN=MN=MS????........I hope someone can help us both out...
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Every time you post it sounds like we are both paddeling in the same direct-entry canoe!

    My school offers the MN, Masters of Nursing.

    I did call around and ask a few folks at CRNA programs and post-Master's certs for nursing. They will take my MN so I am 'kewl' with the missing S!


    MSN=MN=MS????........I hope someone can help us both out...

    Okay, I got it, phew.

    Actually now it seems pretty darn simple!

    The program from my university is, of course, a direct entry but we are earning a MS from the university in Nursing NOT an MSN from the Nursing Department.

    While they are close, (MSN versus MS in Nursing) the difference lies in the MS is conferred by the University as a "heavier" degree and the MSN is still a masters but, the MS is the one that is more research based.

    Okay, now that *that* is cleared up, it turns out it wasn't much to worry over.
    Gen-

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