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HI all!

I'm considering taking an LVN program in northern california and then advancing to a BSN. However, if I attend a school like UOP to get my BSN, will I be able to go on to ANY school of my choice for my masters? Or will I be trapped with the non-traditional money making schools?

Please help!

Thank You

MJ

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NICUrn2B specializes in Surgical Nursing.

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o ok. thanks! so from this i understand that after attending UOP i can go anywhere to get my msn?! Yipeeee!!

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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i wasn't aware that uop (university of the pacific) had a bsn program. here is the official list of all the approved rn, bsn and entry level master degree rn programs in california from the california state board of nursing: http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprgms.htm and i don't see university of the pacific anywhere on this official california bon list.

entrance into any master's degree program is totally up to the entrance requirements and rules of the specific program you apply to. the school and the people responsible for it's master's program make their rules. each school and program differs. therefore, you should plan ahead. the smart thing to do is to go to the websites of some master's degree programs that you think you might be interested in and see what their entrance requirements are. you can find these on the nln site. i'm betting that one of the things you are going to find is that getting a nursing degree from a school that has nln accreditation is probably pretty important. so, when you are considering a school of rn nursing, you'll want it to have nln accreditation. whether it is a private or public school should have no bearing on whether you eventually get accepted into a master's program somewhere else.

since you aren't a nursing student yet, you might want to check out these websites and read up about a career in nursing and the education you will need:

http://www.discovernursing.com/

http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/vnschl.htm - list of lvn programs in california from the california board of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians

http://www.nurse.ca.gov/ - california nurse outreach. the governors nurse education initiative home page. information here on how to become a nurse.

http://www.governor.ca.gov/state/govsite/gov_htmldisplay.jsp?scattitle=press+release&sfilepath=/govsite/press_release/2005_04/20050413_gaas13205_nurse_education_initiative.html&stitle=governor+schwarzenegger+announces+the+california+nurse+education+initiative&ioid=65195 - governor schwarzenegger announces the california nurse education initiative 4/13/2005

http://www.choosenursing.com/paying/calfinaid.html - financial aid available for nursing students in california

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donsterRN has 10 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in Cardiac Care.

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i think the uop they're speaking of is university of phoenix.

i wasn't aware that uop (university of the pacific) had a bsn program. here is the official list of all the approved rn, bsn and entry level master degree rn programs in california from the california state board of nursing: http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprgms.htm and i don't see university of the pacific anywhere on this official california bon list.

entrance into any master's degree program is totally up to the entrance requirements and rules of the specific program you apply to. the school and the people responsible for it's master's program make their rules. each school and program differs. therefore, you should plan ahead. the smart thing to do is to go to the websites of some master's degree programs that you think you might be interested in and see what their entrance requirements are. you can find these on the nln site. i'm betting that one of the things you are going to find is that getting a nursing degree from a school that has nln accreditation is probably pretty important. so, when you are considering a school of rn nursing, you'll want it to have nln accreditation. whether it is a private or public school should have no bearing on whether you eventually get accepted into a master's program somewhere else.

since you aren't a nursing student yet, you might want to check out these websites and read up about a career in nursing and the education you will need:

http://www.discovernursing.com/

http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/vnschl.htm - list of lvn programs in california from the california board of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians

http://www.nurse.ca.gov/ - california nurse outreach. the governors nurse education initiative home page. information here on how to become a nurse.

http://www.governor.ca.gov/state/govsite/gov_htmldisplay.jsp?scattitle=press+release&sfilepath=/govsite/press_release/2005_04/20050413_gaas13205_nurse_education_initiative.html&stitle=governor+schwarzenegger+announces+the+california+nurse+education+initiative&ioid=65195 - governor schwarzenegger announces the california nurse education initiative 4/13/2005

http://www.choosenursing.com/paying/calfinaid.html - financial aid available for nursing students in california

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