I am currently working for a health care quality improvement organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After 3 years out of college, I have made the decision to go back to school for Nursing. I am most interested in obtaining a masters and eventually becoming a nurse practitioner.
I'm having quite the time figuring out how to complete enough prerequisites to apply to more than one school. Some schools require several course in social science and unfortunately I graduated in 2006, so many of my classes are no longer current enough.
My plan was to take general biology and inorganic chemistry in the fall, microbiology and organic chemistry in the spring, and an accelerated class for anatomy and physiology 1 and 2 in the summer. This would hopefully allow me to start a program in Fall 2010.
Some schools let you apply without having completed all your prerequisites. Others don't. I'm having the hardest time and am wondering if anyone else who was a non-nursing major has found an easier way around these obstacles.
Does anyone know about any programs in Massachusetts or California that have Spring entry / start dates? Does anyone have any general advice for the application process to a direct entry MSN program?
Thank you in advance! This board seemed like a good place to start.