Online RN-MSN Programs with Non-nursing Bachelor's
- 0Apr 13, '12 by 777RNHello all!
I'm approaching the end of an ADN program and hold a bachelor's degree in another field. I'm trying to decide between one of the numerous RN-BSN programs available or an RN-MSN program for those holding a non-nursing bachelor's. Would you please share knowledge of online RN-MSN programs?
I'll start the list with the following:
Chamberlain College of NursingThanks in advance!
Nebraska Methodist College
University of Wyoming
Western Governor's University
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- 0Apr 13, '12 by Elle_GueriraAnother school you can add to your list is Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. They offer online ADN-MSN bridge programs for FNP and generalist tracks. The program is AACN accredited too so that's a definite plus. Here's the website for details: Online Programs
FYI: For some reason the links for the website above are not working. You can try contacting the school for more information if you are interested.
- 0Oct 23, '12 by rella23We are in exactly the same position. I am planning to apply to this program at UMASS
My concern is if not having a BSN will hurt my career some how. It seems kind of like a waste of time and money to take 30 more under grad credits when I already have sooo many. Keep me posted on what you end up doing.
- 1Oct 23, '12 by trinarn94Lots of state universities also have the RN-MSN option and you would pay less tuition than attending an out of state school. I'm about to graduate with the MSN from California State University Dominguez Hills. Because I'm a California resident, tuition has been very affordable. I work fulltime M-F and have been able to finish the program in 2 years attending full time and summers. I have a Bachelors in Business and an ADN. Check into the state universities in your state that have online programming for working professionals.
- 0Nov 10, '12 by military spouseIf you want to enroll in a MSN program that doesn't involve a bridge, you might consider Excelsior or Gonzaga. They are the only two I am aware of that will allow a non-BSN student with a R.N. and other bachelor degree go straight into the MSN program. I am currently taking such classes through Excelsior, but considered and was impressed with Gonzaga. I would have selected Gonzaga (brick and mortar with better rep), but it was about double the cost of Excelsior.