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  1. Well this is my first post, but I've been reading a lot and there's so much good info... Anyway, here is my situation. I have my BA in Human Development and I will be receiving my Master of Health Administration degree from the University of South Carolina on August 5 (one month!!). My heart has always been in health care, I had a few different internship experiences in hospitals while I was in undergrad and loved it so much. So that was what initially led me to get my MHA. The MHA program has been good... not necessarily what I expected (huge emphasis on accounting/financial stuff), but still useful. However, for the past year or so I have really been thinking of pursuing a clinical career instead of just administrative. I definitely wanted to finish my MHA, because I know it will be useful either way, but I've met a ton of hospital administrators and I'm just not sure that I'm cut out for that kind of positition. I'm a very hands-on kind of person, I love being around people... on the "front lines" of health care as opposed to "behind the scenes." So eventually I decided to apply to an accelerated BSN program, since it seems like that would be the best fit for my situation. However, I've been reading a lot about accelerated programs on this forum and there seems to be a lot of debate about how effective they are. Does it seem like I would be a good candidate for this? My thought is having a BSN plus my background in health admin would be a good combination. So far, I have applied to the accelerated BSN program at Waynesburg College (I'm originally from that area of PA), and I'm applying to the accelerated program at WVU as well. I guess I'm really just looking for other perspectives on my situation, hopefully from someone who knows more about all of this than I do! Do you know of anyone in a similar situation as me who has pursued nursing after getting an MHA? Thank you, Sara