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  1. I'm looking to apply to Concordia University's (Adult) BSN program in St. Paul. Just wondering if anyone had any insight on it. FYI: I'm a returning student with a bachelor's degree. The BSN program accepts returning students and categorizes them as Adult learners instead of freshman standing, hence the title. I believe adult learners and freshman students will be taking classes together in the undergraduate program though.
  2. I didn't get into Metro State but got in elsewhere, so I'll be attending another ELMSN program next spring. Good luck to everyone else in their future endeavors.
  3. I've been looking into Entry-Level MSN RN programs because I got my bachelor's in a different field. Because I know I will one day want to move up to an APRN role, I was curious to know if anyone's ever gone from ELMSN to completing a post-graduate certificate without having to go back to school for another MSN or a DNP degree. (As this will save some time.) I know much of this sounds like common sense but I can't find any clear information on the subject. Even though most APRN schools are transforming their graduate nursing degrees into DNP programs, a lot of them still provide post-graduate certificates as long as a person completes a MSN. Does that include ELMSN applicants as well? Can an Entry-Level MSN RN obtain a post-master's certificate? In case I'm confusing you, think of it this way: Say I complete my Entry-Level MSN and become a practicing RN. I work in the field for a few years and then decide that I want to become a FNP. Can I just apply for the certificate program instead of applying to another MSN program or a new DNP program with an incorporated certificate?
  4. Thank you for the reply. Most ELMSN degrees are nurse generalist (yes to CNL) preparing you to become a registered nurse while incorporating masters level courses and training. The 3 prerequisites you mentioned are in all ELMSN programs. I figured since most ELMSN programs have those 3 prerequisites, I should be okay to apply for a post-master's certificate without having to get another degree. All I would have to pay attention to is whether or not nurse generalist MSN's will be accepted.
  5. kaygiiirl

    CNA During Nursing School Worth It?

    You learn so much as a CNA that will be helpful to your nursing education. I would recommend getting some kind of hands-on experience if you can. I work in the hospital as a CNA and where I live, the pay is much better than that of a nursing home or senior living center. Nursing homes are required to start PCA's at $11-12, whereas a hospital can start you at $15. I started at $18 due to having prior experience. I love the exposure I get in the hospital and the nurses have been super helpful at answering my questions. Whether it's about the process of treating a patient or nursing school related stuff.
  6. I applied to Metro State this year too. They won't send out notification letters until the end of this month, which means that the most desired applicants should be hearing from them soon. I remembered they said that applicants should expect to hear back any time between the end of March 'til the end of April. Good luck everyone!