Have BA; suggestions for accelerated BSN?

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    I have a BA in Psychology. Can you suggest an Accelerated BSN program? I am open to moving so I am very interested in hearing where others recommend. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
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    I am getting ready to apply to an accelerated BSN program at Indiana State University. Indiana State University: Majors: Nursing: Accelerated Second Degree (B.S.) The program is 2 years old. Since they have not been advertising it, the have yet to have a full class of 30 students. It is a 15 month program.
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    Georgetown, UPenn, Villanova, NYU, Univ of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, George Washington, Duke, Univ of NC, Emory for starters. These were all on my list to apply to.

    I utimately chose Hopkins, and I'll be to starting my ABSN there this Fall.

    Hope that helpsĄ!
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    Texas has quite a number of accelerated bachelor's programs for those who already have a bachelor's degree! UT Austin also has an alternate entry program that leads to an MSN instead of a BSN... but it's a 3-year full time program I believe. I might be wrong on the time length, but I know the program exists as I plan on applying the UT AEMSN program is in Austin, but most of the others will be in the Houston or Dallas/Ft. Worth Area. Texas is a great place to be and the Texas Medical Center provides a lot of exposure
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    Quote from acmj
    Texas has quite a number of accelerated bachelor's programs for those who already have a bachelor's degree! UT Austin also has an alternate entry program that leads to an MSN instead of a BSN... but it's a 3-year full time program I believe. I might be wrong on the time length, but I know the program exists as I plan on applying the UT AEMSN program is in Austin, but most of the others will be in the Houston or Dallas/Ft. Worth Area. Texas is a great place to be and the Texas Medical Center provides a lot of exposure
    WOW...thats so funny you said this...I was just looking at SFA!
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    There is a good search tool at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website at American Association of Colleges of Nursing | Nursing Program Search. Search for 'Accelerated BSN' and is will show the 100+ ABSN programs in the country (in alpha order). You can also search for Master's Entry programs and see another 70+ programs. You can any category by state.
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    ^^^^That's it!..I remember choosing my schools from that list, but couldn't recall where it was located.
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    I used this link extensively in my research. Hope it will help you as well if you haven't already come across it.

    Accelerated Second Degree BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Programs

    Anyway, I am not sure I feel comfortable advising. I would want to know what it is most important to you before recommending...
    -Are you a nearly 4.0 student that pick the best of the best?
    -Is cost a concern? (Can range from 30k to close to 100k)
    -Is length a priority (can range from 12-24 months)
    - Finally, you say you are open to moving, where are you now? Where would you like to reside after graduation? Or do you have complete flexibility in this?
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    What is the different when you get a degree from accelerated Bsn and masters entry? Pay different or just better options for the future? I assume both are new grad with no experience and the pay will be about the same. Correct me if I am wrong
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    Direct Entry to masters will award you with a Master's Degree - making you an Advance Practice Nurse (APN) typically a Nurse Practitioner (NP).
    vs. Accelerated BSN awards you a Bachelor's and you are RN (well after passing NCLEX of course, same goes for NP you have to pass the test).

    NPs are different that RNs in scope of practice and in pay.

    Direct Entry Master's certainly has its advantages and jumps you straight from BA or BS in other field to an Advanced Practice Nurse. However, they are definitely going to be much longer in length (average of 3 year) and Cost ($$!!). A word of caution as well that I learned at least in my market - difficult to find a job as an APN without prior RN experience first.


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