MEPN programs in US like UCSF's

  1. I was just curious as to what schools in the US offer nurse practitioner programs for individuals with bachelor degrees? And which ones are ranked the best? I only know of UCSF and that's about it. Thanks. :roll
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  3. by   smile123
    Quote from megamiepona
    I was just curious as to what schools in the US offer nurse practitioner programs for individuals with bachelor degrees? And which ones are ranked the best? I only know of UCSF and that's about it. Thanks. :roll
    Here are some for the BS (non nursing) to MSN degree:
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...celerated-msn/

    If you are interested in getting an accel'd BSN and then going on for a masters you could look at these schools:
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...celerated-bsn/

    US News and World report publishes rankings for NP degree programs
    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/gra...ndex_brief.php
    You can probably check out the entire list by borrowing the magazine from your local library.

    Good luck.
  4. by   megamiepona
    thanks smile! but what about the programs that lead you directly to a an NP degree?

    Quote from smile123
    Here are some for the BS (non nursing) to MSN degree:
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...celerated-msn/

    If you are interested in getting an accel'd BSN and then going on for a masters you could look at these schools:
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...celerated-bsn/

    US News and World report publishes rankings for NP degree programs
    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/gra...ndex_brief.php
    You can probably check out the entire list by borrowing the magazine from your local library.

    Good luck.
  5. by   smile123
    Quote from megamiepona
    thanks smile! but what about the programs that lead you directly to a an NP degree?
    You can not become an NP without being an RN first. You have to pass the NCLEX RN exam (national board for a registered nurse) before you can become an NP. Hope that helps.
  6. by   diddle
    actually, there are several "direct-entry" programs, where you can apply with only a bachelor's degree (in anything), and after about three years (depending on the program) you can be an NP! I know for UCSF's case for example, during the first year you are learning and taking all the necessary steps to be able to take the NCLEX RN exam after the first year. Then during the next two years you complete the Masters portion. When you graduate you are an NP (assuming that you pass that exam!) There are several schools with these accelerated, direct-entry-type programs. Just to name a few, there is Samuel Merritt (in Oakland, CA) UCSF, Columbia, John Hopkins, Yale, University of WA, University of PENN, Boston College, Simmons College, Northeastern University, Seattle University, PACE University, etc., etc. The list goes on an on. You should take a look at a website called www.allnursingschools.com. They actually don't even have the complete list of accelerated programs, but they do list a good amount.
    Here is the direct link to the direct-entry MSN programs:
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...celerated-msn/

    Hope that helps!
  7. by   megamiepona
    I know my response is wayyyy over due since i haven't been on this site for so long. But I wanted to say thanks for the info!

    Quote from diddle
    actually, there are several "direct-entry" programs, where you can apply with only a bachelor's degree (in anything), and after about three years (depending on the program) you can be an NP! I know for UCSF's case for example, during the first year you are learning and taking all the necessary steps to be able to take the NCLEX RN exam after the first year. Then during the next two years you complete the Masters portion. When you graduate you are an NP (assuming that you pass that exam!) There are several schools with these accelerated, direct-entry-type programs. Just to name a few, there is Samuel Merritt (in Oakland, CA) UCSF, Columbia, John Hopkins, Yale, University of WA, University of PENN, Boston College, Simmons College, Northeastern University, Seattle University, PACE University, etc., etc. The list goes on an on. You should take a look at a website called www.allnursingschools.com. They actually don't even have the complete list of accelerated programs, but they do list a good amount.
    Here is the direct link to the direct-entry MSN programs:
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...celerated-msn/

    Hope that helps!

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