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This is a discussion on MSN Programs in California for non- RN's? in Student Nurse Practitioner, part of Advanced Practice Nursing ... I have my master's degree in CLinical Psychology and am considering going back to school to become...by careerswitcher124 Apr 25, '12I have my master's degree in CLinical Psychology and am considering going back to school to become a Psychiatric NP but my bachelor's degree is not in nursing. Does anyone know any accelerated or direct entry MSN programs? Are there any reputable one on line? I just turned 40 and am still paying student loans from my master's degree and am not sure if I should go back to school again.....
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- Jul 1, '12 by FNPstudent15I have not heard of a MSN program accepting non-RN's. I think you would have to do a fast track RN program (since you hold your bachelor's already), take the NCLEX and become a licensed RN and then apply to NP. Even then, with no RN experience..it may be tough to get accepted. Your psych background will def help if its a strictly psych NP program.
- Jul 3, '12 by coast2coastFNPstudent15, there are tons of direct-entry NP programs. For the OP, I suggest you look here - http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education-Resources/APLIST.PDF - they list both accelerated BSN and accelerated MSN programs by state. California has a number of options but I'm not sure how many of those offer PMHNP.
- Jul 3, '12 by myelinUCSF has an excellent program and offers PMHNP.