Quote from Marialeah
Hello! I am planning on applying to the University of Texas's Alternate Entry to a Masters of Nursing program. With this program, you can get a masters without having a BA in nursing, as long as you have a BA in something.
I am wondering if anyone has heard anything about this program, and if they know any others like it around the country? I want to make sure that I do the right thing. I considered getting an Associates or a BA in nursing, but it would take me just as long to get the masters. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
I'm currently in a Master of Nursing program (MN), but it is not advanced practice. It is for students who do have a bachelor degree in something else. It basically prepares you with everything a BSN program has, but it also has additional research classes, leadership, healthcare policy, etc (which I've been told would transfer to a MSN program if I did ever do that). I went back and forth about going and getting an ADN, BSN, or this program. I realized that to practice as a nurse that this program isn't necessary, however, if I picked ADN or BSN I would have ended up on a wait list and would have to retake a few basic classes such as A&P, chemistry, biology etc. With my program they used those type of classes as prereq requirements and I got right in. I will finish this program much much quicker then if I did anything else, and since my end goal is to be an RN it works for me. This program does cost more, but it still ended up being the best thing for me to do the program. The NCLEX pass rate for my program is high as well.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me:-) I can offer other insight that I'd prefer not to write on the message boards! Good luck w/ what you decide!:spin: