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    Samuel Merritt University FNP Insight

    I have the same concern about FNP. I'm interested in applying to ELMSN for FNP programs. But I know it's been quite difficult for new grads to find jobs, especially NPs in California. If someone can provide some insight for us, that would be awesome and greatly appreciated. Secondly, I know the Samuel Meritt's ELMSN for FNP is 10 semesters. Does that include summer? So the program would take about 1 year and a half to complete?
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    Get my BSN or Direct-Entry MSN?

    I am in the same position as you. I'm about to graduate and I have no idea which program I should apply. I've asked many nurses, and they all told me various things, but it all came down to whatever I prefer which is funny because I really don't know. I just want to be sure that I can find a job. Some suggested ABSN, and other suggested MSN. I have yet to make a decision. What you decided or applied yet?
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    All done pre-reqs? Ready to apply?

    I'm almost done with my prereqs too and I have yet to decide which program I want to apply to. How come you're choosing ABSN over direct-entry MSN etc? I would like some opinons and advices if you may. thank you!
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    I'm in, I start nursing school in the fall

    Comngratulation! What type of program did you a get into?
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    Pre-nursing, looking for advice and help!

    Can you explain a little bit more why you would choose MSN over ABSN? Many nurses I spoke with told me to do ABSN over MSN, though I would much rather do a MSN. Also, I originally wanted to get into FNP MSN programs, but I heard so many problems with NPs in California. Many of them were fired at the hospital I volunteer in. What MSN programs would you recommend? Thank you so much for your constant respond! I really appreciate it!
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    Pre-nursing, looking for advice and help!

    I live in CA, so I do hope to stay in CA. Is it really that hard to find a job as an RN? Because people always say that hospitals are hiring nurses, etc. So do you think it is better to do an ABSN or MSN to increase my chance of being employed?
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    Pre-nursing, looking for advice and help!

    Hi BellsRNBSN, I'm getting close to applying for nursing schools,and I'm wondering if you applied for direct entry Master programs. If you didn't, how come you chose accelerated BSN over MSN? Would you recommend one over another?
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    Choosing the right program

    Hi everyone, I would like to hear current students and nurses' opinions and advises. I am going to graduate in June 2013, and I'm planning to apply to nursing schools at the end of this year. So hopefully I can get into a program and start when I get my bachelor degree. I originally wanted to apply for direct entry master's program for NPs, but I've come to realize that NPs are having a hard time finding jobs. In my area, many NPs were laid off; reasons unknown. So now, I really don't know what to do. Many of the nurses I spoke with in a hospital where I volunteer told me that I should just go to accelerated Bachelor programs since more places are hiring RNs vs NPs. One of my classmate got accepted into MSN CNL program. She also said that the nurses she spoke with advised her to not go into MSN NP programs. But she also mentioned that many nurses do not like CNLs as well. So here I am, approaching my deadlines. I still need to take the TEAs and GREs. I plan to apply to multiple schools since I know it's competitive. But I want to know what I am getting myself into before I actually apply and waste my money and time. So please guys, let me know your advices, opinions, experience, etc. I would love to hear all, and everything that may be helpful. Yours truly, Pre-nursing student
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    Need advice

    Hi guys. I am currently a third year college studying pursuing a BS in Biochemistry. Because I haven't been able to successfully enroll in an anatomy class (the only prereq I have left to complete), so I cannot apply to transfer to a nursing program. So I finally decided to complete my BS degree in Biochemistry and then apply to an accelerated post BSN program. Although I know it is more competitive and difficult to get into an accelerated program, I was recommended to finish my first BS in Biochemistry as a backup plan. I'm still iffy about trying to transfer to a nursing program on my fourth year or just finish my degree since I am very close to it. I don't even know if I can get into the anatomy class this spring or in the summer. So I would like as many of you guys to give me some recommendations. I have received some in my previous post but I would love to hear from more of you. Please!!! Second, I've been trying to research for possible accelerated BSN programs and BSN/MSN programs in CA. I couldn't find a site that provides a complete list of it. Well, at least I hope there are more than 8 accelerated programs out there, as I have been able to find. If you guys can provide me a list or a website with the listings, that would be greatly appreciated! Unfortunately my university does not have a well informed nursing school advisers to ask, so that's why I am desperate for as many readers, nurses, students, etc. to reply and give me advice and opinions. Sadly, I don't have any one to ask for help. So I'm counting on you guys! Thank you so much!!!! I am looking forward to reading your comments and responses!!
  10. Hi guys. I am currently a third year college studying pursuing a BS in Biochemistry. Because I haven't been able to successfully enroll in an anatomy class (the only prereq I have left to complete), so I cannot apply to transfer to a nursing program. So I finally decided to complete my BS degree in Biochemistry and then apply to an accelerated post BSN program. Although I know it is more competitive and difficult to get into an accelerated program, I was recommended to finish my first BS in Biochemistry as a backup plan. I'm still iffy about trying to transfer to a nursing program on my fourth year or just finish my degree since I am very close to it. I don't even know if I can get into the anatomy class this spring or in the summer. So I would like as many of you guys to give me some recommendations. I have received some in my previous post but I would love to hear from more of you. Please!!! :) Second, I've been trying to research for possible accelerated BSN programs and BSN/MSN programs in CA. I couldn't find a site that provides a complete list of it. Well, at least I hope there are more than 8 accelerated programs out there, as I have been able to find. If you guys can provide me a list or a website with the listings, that would be greatly appreciated! Unfortunately my university does not have a well informed nursing school advisers to ask, so that's why I am desperate for as many readers, nurses, students, etc. to reply and give me advice and opinions. :) Sadly, I don't have any one to ask for help. So I'm counting on you guys! Thank you so much!!!! I am looking forward to reading your comments and responses!!
  11. Hi guys. I've been trying to research for possible accelerated BSN programs and BSN/MSN programs in CA. I couldn't find a site that provides a complete list of it. Well, at least I hope there are more than 8 accelerated programs out there, as I have been able to find. If you guys can provide me a list or a website with the listings, that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!!!!
  12. Hi guys. So I feel kind of stuck. I am in my third year, and I can graduate at the end of my fourth year with no problem. So I was originally going to graduate and finish my bachelor then apply for an accelerated BSN program. But it might be harder since accelerated BSN are very competitive. Do you guys think I should try to transfer at the end of my third year into a BSN program or finish my bachelor and apply for an accelerated program?? Thank you!!
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    BSN vs. direct entry to MSN

    Hi. So I am currently a third year student in college, and I am planning to graduate Spring 2013. I am looking into nursing schools and there are a lot of options. I can either get a second bachelor in nursing or go through a direct entry to MSN. What do you guys recommend? My ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner. It is very competitive here in CA to get into a nursing school. What do you guys recommend in doing to make myself stand out and more competitive in the selection process??