Need help with my education path

by nightflower nightflower Member

Specializes in Psych, Eating Disorders.

I am almost positive I will be getting my BSN from WGU online. It's such a cheap and fast program, and based on so many posts on this site about it, it seems great.

I'm thinking about continuing my education after that and becoming a CNS or NP. Does anyone know any good programs after I get my BSN that are specific to mental health-psych nursing?

Maybe I should bypass the BSN program and do RN-MSN. Do I get my MSN and then find a PhD program? Or, should I do I find a BSN-DNP program?

I feel overwhelmed with the possibilities! Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

MrChicagoRN, RN

Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care. Has 30 years experience. 2,589 Posts

What is it you want to do professionally?

if you want to become an APN, go the NP route. Most programs are online except for clinical hours and a few campus visits. Depending on your age, a doctorate vs MSN may be better for you. Take a look at a few programs that may appeal to you, and see what the requirements are. Make sure that any BSN Program has the proper accreditation for MSN entry.