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Direct Entry NP program for non-nurses anyone?

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by pink_zebra pink_zebra (Member)

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just started this :)

i have a BS in Biotechnology and will be beginning a Direct-Entry NP Program for non-nurses.

after two years you are awarded your BSN and sit for the NCLEX to receive your RN certification.

you then choose your NP speciality (family, pediatrics, women's health, etc) and are awarded your MSN and are certified to become a NP at the end of the third year.

anyone else in a similar program?

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jjsrn1 works as a Community Health Nurse Leader.

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I'm in a similar program. The only difference is that after one year I am awarded my BSN and can sit for the NCLEX. Before continuing on to the MSN portion, I also have the option of taking a leave of absence for 2 years max and working as an RN first. It's a crazy ride, but will be so worth it in the end. When do you start your program?

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joyousdg works as a student, homemaker, CNA.

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I am looking at programs similar to that but they do not award a BSN, but you can sit for the NCLEX after 15 months. One of the schools encourages students to work after that the other strongly urges students not too. Their costs are very prohibitive though so I am leaning towards getting my ADN and then my MSN after that- if I can.

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