RN with bachelors degree in a non nursing area


  • Specializes in Transplant.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management. Looking to go back for a MSN/FNP. Any recommended programs for this type of situation. Thanks in advance.

nursetim, NP

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Specializes in ER, HH, CTICU, corrections, cardiology, hospice. Has 21 years experience.

Direct entry programs. Some accelerated bsn students go direct into our NP program. They have to work at least part-time while in school to get experience. check this place out http://www.allnursingschools.com/find/ very useful.


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I have a similiar question..

I currently hold an engineering bachelor degree and I am working full time, and I am interested in switching career to nursing. I like to start taking nursing classes while still working full-time through online programs, but I have not been able to find any bachelor of nursing program through online except for RN to BSN. Does anyone know if such an online program exists? I do not want to quit my job just to go back to school because I need the income to be in school.



Specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing. Has 12 years experience.

You need real, practical, in-person experience in order to learn nursing. It is not something that you can get just from reading a book. You will have to show up to class for at least some of your courses. For example, Louis University in IL has an evening/weekend "Accelerated" BSN, and there are other ABSN or Master's-Entry/Graduate-Entry MSN programs. You can also take night classes towards an ASN/ADN.

As for affording school - welcome to the world of student loans. Most hospitals will pay off your loans if you go work for them for x number of years after you get your RN.

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