CAn you go from a two year ASN to an MSN?

  1. I am just curious if that is possible or do you have to get a BSN first? I have seen folks go from RN-BSN-MSN etc but I just want to go in to a program that in the end will give me my MSN? Who has the scoop?
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  3. by   SusanRN2004
    I know Indiana State college offers an ASN to MSN program. So there are programs like that available.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    "who has the scoop?" will that be one or two scoops and what flavor of ice-cream. :chuckle

    since susan answered you, i thought i would add the humor.
  5. by   RNIAM
    mmmm let me see Panda Paws, or Ben a Jerry carmel....okay thanks alot now I'm hungry....
  6. by   natsfanrn
    A lot of programs offer RN to MSN programs, where you "bridge" over the BSN. In most cases, you're technically taking the BSN courses in addition to the MSN courses, but some of the "BSN" credits are also applied toward your MSN...if that makes sense.
  7. by   Mkue
    hi rhona1, yes, there are rn to msn programs on campus and online. i'm just starting to check into them. there is a medical college in my area that offers such a program. i think that bsn courses are included if i'm not mistaken, i have to do some more research on it.


    bye
  8. by   CardioTrans
    There is a university here in AL that offers an RN-MSN track........ you are actually obtaining your BSN also...... you take classes for your BSN and MSN together, your credits apply toward both degrees and at the end of 2 1/2 yrs you have both.
  9. by   studentOH
    Ohio State offers it..they award you the BSN in the process but you get done faster than if you were to take the two seperately. Good luck!

    Brian
  10. by   Bonnie Blue
    Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN has an ADN bridge component that takes two semesters and is offered in a distance format. Then you start the MSN in the fall after the summer off. Depending on the program, you're done in a year.
  11. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Bonnie Blue
    Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN has an ADN bridge component that takes two semesters and is offered in a distance format. Then you start the MSN in the fall after the summer off. Depending on the program, you're done in a year.
    Wow, that is awesome !
  12. by   RNIAM
    Thank you everyone for the information. I guess my first step is to get that ASN!
  13. by   tapper
    Don't get too excited about the program at Vanderbilt. First of all it is an extremely demanding program. Secondly I believe it'll cost ya about $30,000/year.
  14. by   Mkue
    originally posted by tapper
    don't get too excited about the program at vanderbilt. first of all it is an extremely demanding program. secondly i believe it'll cost ya about $30,000/year.
    ewww, that is a bit pricey..

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