Need Direct Entry to MSN with a Communications degree - page 2

by xtremesteve 1,652 Views | 15 Comments

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecomm and want to go into nursing. I don't have most of the prereq science/chemistry but I know there are some programs that will let you slide on that. I don't have the time or the... Read More


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    I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecomm and want to go into nursing. I don't have most of the prereq science/chemistry but I know there are some programs that will let you slide on that. I don't have the time or the funds to take undergrad classes. (Besides I took the basics in high school already)

    Ideally I need a cheap, (entirely?) online program with direct entry and very low prereq requirements I can do part time... any thoughts?
    A program like that doesn't exist...you can't go into nursing school without taking A&P 1 and 2, chemistry, and microbiology. There are no online programs for an RN degree. You must complete lecture, lab, and clinical hours that correspond with your states rules for being able to sit for the NCLEX. You will also need to prepare for a pre-admissions test which will determine if you have what it takes academically to achieve in nursing school. Nursing school will become your life if you get into it. It's not easy by any means. It's a lot of science. You will nee to take your prerequisites at a community college. You can't take them online because they will all need lab components. Good luck!
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    I would be terrified if there were nurses out there with no pre reqs and did everything online. Id never step foot into a hospital!

    I just got accepted into an ELM program, ill get my BSN in 15 months and then work while getting the masters part time. You have to devote your life to the program so if you dont have the time then i would look into another field. Trust me I was half way through my masters in my original degree when i decided to go into nursing. Its alot of school but if you want to be a nurse, make it happen!
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    I've seen some people speak of route like these offered by private fly by night "colleges", and quite frankly you will end up spending a whole lots and being overeducated but knowing nothing. Its like trying to run before you learn to walk. Get yourself a proper education if you really want to be a nurse. Accelerated BSN programs is what you should be looking at. Lots of prerequisites can be done in a hybrid format, where lectures are online and you just go in once per week for the labs.
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    What interests you in nursing? Why do you want to become a nurse? You may want to do a bit more research on the educational requirements and the actual job description of what nurses do before you make such a drastic change because nursing school requires a lot of time and energy. You can't get around the science classes though. They are the foundation of nursing.
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    In direct entry MSN programs, you get your RN before completing the master's level courses. At the least, the RN portion of the program is going to have several hundred hours of clinical time. They are also competitive, and there will be plenty other applicant who have completed the prereqs.
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