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Online RN-MSN Programs with Non-nursing Bachelor's

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777RN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, dementia, hospice.

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Hello all!

I'm approaching the end of an ADN program and hold a bachelor's degree in another field. I'm trying to decide between one of the numerous RN-BSN programs available or an RN-MSN program for those holding a non-nursing bachelor's. Would you please share knowledge of online RN-MSN programs?

I'll start the list with the following:

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Drexel University

Gonzaga University

Loyola University

Nebraska Methodist College

University of Wyoming

Western Governor's University

 

Thanks in advance!

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Elle_Guerira specializes in Public health nursing.

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Another school you can add to your list is Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. They offer online ADN-MSN bridge programs for FNP and generalist tracks. The program is AACN accredited too so that's a definite plus. Here's the website for details: Online Programs

FYI: For some reason the links for the website above are not working. You can try contacting the school for more information if you are interested.

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777RN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, dementia, hospice.

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Thanks so much for the info!

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Hello, bumping this tread...has anyone attends any of those schools listed above? If so please shine some knowledge on those who are want I get a msn. Thanks in advance.

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We are in exactly the same position. I am planning to apply to this program at UMASS

http://www.umass.edu/nursing/sites/nursing/files/CNLBroucher-10.17.12.pdf

My concern is if not having a BSN will hurt my career some how. It seems kind of like a waste of time and money to take 30 more under grad credits when I already have sooo many. Keep me posted on what you end up doing. :)

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Lots of state universities also have the RN-MSN option and you would pay less tuition than attending an out of state school. I'm about to graduate with the MSN from California State University Dominguez Hills. Because I'm a California resident, tuition has been very affordable. I work fulltime M-F and have been able to finish the program in 2 years attending full time and summers. I have a Bachelors in Business and an ADN. Check into the state universities in your state that have online programming for working professionals.

Trina

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military spouse has 20 years experience.

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If you want to enroll in a MSN program that doesn't involve a bridge, you might consider Excelsior or Gonzaga. They are the only two I am aware of that will allow a non-BSN student with a R.N. and other bachelor degree go straight into the MSN program. I am currently taking such classes through Excelsior, but considered and was impressed with Gonzaga. I would have selected Gonzaga (brick and mortar with better rep), but it was about double the cost of Excelsior.

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akanini has 10 years experience as a MSN, LPN, RN.

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I'm bumping this thread because I'm in the same boat and would like help. I live in NY and Excelsior is the only school I know about that will let me start the MSN right away.

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miteacher has 2 years experience and specializes in Med-surg.

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Did you have any luck finding a program that will allow students with a ADN and another bachelors to enter a masters program?

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777RN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, dementia, hospice.

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Hi! Sorry for the late reply. Eastern Michigan University allows ADNs with a non-nursing bachelor's into their master's program after a few bridge courses.

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JBMmom has 6 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care.

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Sacred Heart University has an RN-MSN program for those with a non-nursing bachelor's.

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