ADN to MSN bipassing BSN

  1. If this is offered in your state, is it wise to pursue, or should an ADN get a BSN first? My question has to do with employability. I am a current nursing student in an ADN program, middle aged with a couple years nurse aide experience. My goal is mobility and increased income. There are many incentives for people to go into nursing but not much to keep them there without more education. Another factor is age. I don't want to be stuck on a busy floor with varicose veins and back pain until I'm 65 or older.
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  3. by   fourbirds4me
    I notice you are in Oklahoma (me too). I did a quick search and everything I find requires a baccalaureate degree for entry into a master's program. I think I have heard other's mention ADN to MSN programs so maybe you will get some other answers. I hope it all works out for you!
  4. by   Katnip
    I don't think you actually bypass the BSN. You acquire both in an extremely intensive program.
  5. by   2banurse
    In Florida, where I am, there is an ADN to MSN program at USF (university of South Florida). You don't necessarily bypass the BSN, there are 6 nursing courses that you would need to take at this level. If you actually want the BSN as well as the MSN, you need to forfill the graduation requirements for it. They pretty much make it possible for you to receive your BSN in a year instead of two.

    Kris
  6. by   acuteobrn
    I have seen a few programs like this, usually with larger university programs that infact require a few extra courses to enroll and aquire the MSN. Try using a search engine from a nursing site. I think that the ANA may have something. Also, might want to think of taking a few courses at a community college to help namely organic chem and statistics, I think some also require another humanities or eastern studies. Its cheaper. Have you thought of getting the BSN online??? It might nock off some time in reaching your goal. Good luck!

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