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ASN to MSN?

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So my advisor told me to get an ASN, and then since I already have a Bachelor's, that I can go straight to an MSN?

Is this true?? Will my non-nursing Bachelor's fill the gap from ASN-BSN-MSN?

BTW, the degree is a BBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia.

Thanks in advance!

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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There are RN-to-MSN programs that do not require a BSN or any bachelors to begin. The classes that you would need for the BSN would be included in the program, although not all programs award a BSN during the program. I'm not sure that your previous bachelors would be relevant, although it may help with transferring general ed and elective courses.

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Raviepoo specializes in hospice.

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Those programs exist but I decided against doing one for several reasons. In the first place, there are very few of them in the specialty I want to pursue. That might not be a problem for you. The second reason is that the programs I found require a year of course work before you start on graduate classes. It's less expensive for me to spend that year finishing a BSN, and then start on my MSN.

What I'm trying to say I guess is you have to look hard at the programs out there and decide what is best for you.

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You have to do internet research on the RN-MSN programs and their different requirements. Some require you to have a non-nursing bachelor's degree, and some don't. Since you already have a bachelor's, you will find more options to choose from. Some RN-MSN programs offer a BSN somewhere along the way, and some don't, so it depends on whether you deem it necessary. Nevertheless, most programs require you to take about a year of undergraduate nursing courses before you start taking the two years of graduate nursing courses, so most RN-MSN programs take about three years.

Although the process does sound long at first, obtaining a BSN first then do MSN may be more so because after you get the BSN, you have to wait a year waiting to be accepted to MSN programs.

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