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  1. Hi everyone. I have just recently graduated from UC Berkeley last year with a BA in Psychology. I am interested in pursuing a nursing career, ultimately becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I was unsure and found it a little unclear about the benefits of applying to Entry Level Masters programs (since I have my BA in another area of study other than nursing). What exactly is the difference between the Masters Programs and the Bachelors in Nursing programs? What about the community college Associates programs? Can anyone help me determine the best path for myself, knowing that I eventually would like a Masters and to be a Nurse Practitioner. I've looked into accelerated BSN programs, such as the one at Mt. Saint Mary's College. I know that all of the programs are extremeley competetive. Do I need a bachelors in nursing to eventually apply to Masters programs or is my Bachelors in Psychology sufficient? I need help!! If anyone can give me any type of advice in my situation, it would be very much appreciated! Thank you!