ADN to MSN NP programs.

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    Hi I'm a an RN and have had a real difficult time in narrowing down which schools still offer the ADN to MSN NP program be it online or on campus. I find this site very helpful and it's great to see such a wonderful community of nurses helping one another.
    Any schools that you guys could recommend be it online or on campus would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently in Los Angeles but am willing to move, but would prefer to remain and work while I attend a program. Thanks again you guys : )
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    Here's the AACN's list of RN to MSN schools: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/research-data/RNMSN.pdf

    CA has several options that you can look in to:

    California State University - San Marcos
    California State University-Fresno
    California State University-Fullerton
    Dominican University of California
    Loma Linda University
    Mount Saint Mary's College
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of Saint Francis- Indiana
    West Coast University
    Western University of Health Sciences

    Good luck!
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    Quote from perioddrama
    Here's the AACN's list of RN to MSN schools: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/research-data/RNMSN.pdf

    CA has several options that you can look in to:

    California State University - San Marcos
    California State University-Fresno
    California State University-Fullerton
    Dominican University of California
    Loma Linda University
    Mount Saint Mary's College
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    University of San Diego
    University of San Francisco
    University of Saint Francis- Indiana
    West Coast University
    Western University of Health Sciences

    Good luck!
    Thanks so much for the quick response. Although some of those schools do offer ADN to MSN NP track most are just MSN programs. I'm looking for ADN to MSN NP programs in particular.
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    There are PLENTY of programs around the country and you do not need to be anywhere near the schools. However, you will have to visit the campuses for orientation, clinical proficiency exams, final testing, etc. So there will be some travel. I've looked around applied to two and 1 acceptence, 1 pending ( I guess). Anyway, anywhere from $450-$1000 per credit hour and 52-74 (depending on what you need) credits.

    Some will need grad admissions testing or above 3.2 gpa, some nothing. Really is kind of screwy on standards. The online coursework seems to be a cookie cutter courseware purchased through a 3rd party. Clinicals are all up the school, too. National standards is like 500+ hours minimum but I've seen programs up to 1000+ hours. That's going to be a big deal in the future so consider that.

    My schools are in Alabama, easy enough to find. Frontier Nursing seems to pop up in discussions a lot. Anyway, 1/2 hr and Google and you "should" come up with PLENTY of options in every state. Most are too close to worry about differentiating. Just pick which one fits' your circumstance.
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    Hello! I'm in the same boat as you as was wondering if you found anything. I've done a lot of searches, but they seemed futile as I couldn't find much information. Let's put our heads together and see if we can help each other out!
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    Well, I'm underway in my RN to MSN-NP program. Samford University, Alabama. A little pricey but a good program. Basically, need ADN and license, above a 3.2 gpa or take the MAT and be on probation. Using Moodle for course delivery. Have to go to campus 3 times in first year for intro, Health assessment intro (masters portion of the program) and finals for health assessment. There are bridge courses which this school does not award a BSN. They are the same courses you would need for a BSN completion. Then you do the Masters coursework and lots of clinicals, about 700 hours. There is also University of South Alabama. They will be doing away with most of these programs as time goes on b/c the push for BSN as the standard and DNP for nurse practitioner. I think 2015 is the grandfather cutoff date for MSN-NP so you got to do something quick.
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    Quote from chiromed0
    Well, I'm underway in my RN to MSN-NP program. Samford University, Alabama. A little pricey but a good program. Basically, need ADN and license, above a 3.2 gpa or take the MAT and be on probation. Using Moodle for course delivery. Have to go to campus 3 times in first year for intro, Health assessment intro (masters portion of the program) and finals for health assessment. There are bridge courses which this school does not award a BSN. They are the same courses you would need for a BSN completion. Then you do the Masters coursework and lots of clinicals, about 700 hours. There is also University of South Alabama. They will be doing away with most of these programs as time goes on b/c the push for BSN as the standard and DNP for nurse practitioner. I think 2015 is the grandfather cutoff date for MSN-NP so you got to do something quick.
    Good info! Thank you!!


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