RN to MSN Programs

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by susie1969 susie1969 (New) New

Does anyone know of any RN to MSN programs you recommend? I live in New Orleans, Louisiana and need feedback.

susie1969

susie1969

6 Posts

Does anyone know of any RN to MSN programs that are reputable? I live in New Orleans Louisiana.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,552 Posts

Try wgu.edu

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,684 Posts

Susie, are you looking for brick and mortar or online? What kind of MSN?

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 10 years experience. 3,069 Posts

Most MSN programs are now online. I am at Duke and my cohort is from all over. We meet once a semester for an intensive conference type classroom experience. They help with practicum placement. that seems to be the biggest problem in MSN programs nowadays

YouKnowIt

YouKnowIt

6 Posts

Aspen University has one of the most affordable and convenient online RN-BSN programs available. You can study at your own pace and courses start every 2 weeks so you don't have to wait for a semester to start.

Nina Beaman

Nina Beaman

9 Posts

I was graduated from the Aspen University RN to MSN program. It was affordable, flexible and had CCNE accreditation. Most importantly, I am a wiser nurse for having taken the Aspen journey. I would highly recommend it.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 11 years experience. 2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

I did mine through WGU. Very affordable, with a flat fee structure as opposed to charging by credit hours. It is competency based and self paced. They are fully accredited. Got my BSN and MSN. I recommend them highly but only if you are able to deal with having to structure your own study time. There are no due dates, no bulletin boards and no group projects.

Edited by not.done.yet

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

There are also no discussion postings or group projects!

:)

YouKnowIt

YouKnowIt

6 Posts

Mary Jean brings up a good point. Each school's program is very different.

At Aspen, there are no quizzes, no statistics courses, and no "hard" science courses. A bulk of the work is written in the form of discussion posts and a Capstone project. It's liberal-arts based, and it serves nurses who thrive in a more open and creative environment.

NuGuyNurse2b

NuGuyNurse2b

927 Posts

I was graduated from the Aspen University RN to MSN program. It was affordable, flexible and had CCNE accreditation. Most importantly, I am a wiser nurse for having taken the Aspen journey. I would highly recommend it.

Did it require the GRE?