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Direct Entry MSN Programs

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by thecrunchywife thecrunchywife (New) New

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Does anyone have a link to a site that lists all direct entry nursing programs? I have a BS in Zoology that I received in 2006. I am now looking to get my MSN degree with a specialization in midwifery. I am hoping to do a direct entry program instead of completing a BSN or ADN and then MSN. I am trying to compare programs but it's tough to find through google and am hoping someone has listed them all in one place. Thanks!

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One of the better search tools is administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing at American Association of Colleges of Nursing | Nursing Program Search. You can search for Entry Level Masters there. There looks to be around 70 schools on their list.

Some of them will have Entry Level generalist programs (Clinical Nurse Leader) and others will have entry level specialist (midwifery, NP, etc).

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Missing from that list is also Johns Hopkins University, and NYU. OHSU is a very good choice, it's number 1 for midwifery.

In order to become a CNM, even with a direct entry program, you still go through regular nursing and obtain your RN or BSN. A lot of the programs will also require you to work full-time as a nurse, as well. Not only is it a requirement of many of the programs, but a lot of places will not hire new grads from NP programs who do not have prior bedside nursing experience!

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