i'm a first-year and i have an msn already- generalist degree accelerated nursing program for individuals with bachelors (non-nursing) that wanted to get into nursing... I'm not an advanced practitioner or specialist. helps though to have some of the masters core courses out of the way now
Perkizme, thanks so much for your response. I am applying to several Direct Entry programs right now (I, too, have a bachelor's in a non-nursing area). Which program did you attend? Did you finance through student loans? I already have loans, and while I cringe at the thought of taking on more, I know that nursing is where I want to be, and it will be worth it in the end. Best of luck to you!
I went to Xavier Univ's accelerated MSN (2yrs) program in Cincinnati, worked 2 yrs now in Univ of Cincinnati's CRNA program. I have had to take out loans for both (cover whatever scholarships didnt and living expenses). It is worth it!