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  1. jensfbay

    Mental Health MSN or MSW?

    I am a critical care nurse with a BSN and a BS in psych. I like my job but believe that I have a stronger calling in counseling. I am considering two of the many routes: an MSN in psych nursing or an MSW? I am more inclined to do the MSN route because I already have a BSN, Shorter duration, many options for school either online or class, and it just seems more convenient overall. However, I am under the impression that mental health NPs usually work in drug dependency, methadone clinics. The kind of work that I want to do is one on one counseling. The typical therapist with the couch and how-does-it-make-you-feel kind of work. What route do you think is best? Thank you!
  2. I am an RN with a BSN and a resident of California. I have 5 years of clinical experience under my belt, and I'm seriously contemplating about obtaining my MSN FNP via distance learning/online. Please help me narrow down my choices, or if you could tell me your experiences with your own program, it would really help me. My requirements are: No GRE required, no out of state tuition, part time option, and assistance in obtaining preceptors. Thank you University of Southern Alabama University of North Dakota Cal State University Dominguez Hills Sonoma State University
  3. Hi. I know this post is old. I'm just wondering if you ended up going to Sonoma state. I plan on applying for next fall. Thanks!
  4. I have 5 years of experience in acute care as an RN with BSN, and I'm considering taking distance learning/online classses to obtain an MSN in Gerontology NP. I have many questions. Please help. 1. Is it up to my state BRN, which is California, to allow me to obtain my clinical experiences in this school? Is it my responsibility to find out if the state of California will consider these clinical experiences valid? 2. I am considering University of North Dakota and University of Southern Alabama. Has anybody obtained their MSN or currently studying in these universities? 3. Will potential employers not consider me for the job for the main reason that I obtain my MSN online? 4. How do you know if an online program is legitimate? What do they have to be accredited by? 5. What is the average rate per credit for these online classes? 6. Any other online MSN programs with Gerontology NP specialty you recommend? I appreciate your answers in advanced. You don't have to answer them in order if it's easier. Just write away however! Thank you very much again