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Western University entry level Masters

Hi I was wondering if anyone is familiar with this program. I am debating between absn and entry level masters. Some of the absn programs I have been looking at are quite expensive almost 70k-80k with room and board included and was wondering if I am actually saving any money going the absn route. My ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner. I figure I can make up the cost in 3 years then try to get a job sooner. With the absn route I will most likely take 2 years then work as a nurse for a couple of years then apply to NP program which is 2 years. So total of 5 years. When I run the numbers am I actually saving money with going the absn route? Would it just be better to go to the masters program?

Here is info on their website

"Our MSN-Entry program offers a path for graduates from non-nursing fields to obtain a MSN and RN license in 2 years. The curriculum is delivered in 6 semesters with a full time unit load, all campus-based. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX licensing examination and receive a MSN degree. The MSN-Entry program adheres to the nursing education standards from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master's Essentials and Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN). Graduates of the program are prepared to lead patient quality and safety initiatives, apply evidence based practice with interprofessional teams, and lead systems of care delivery.Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Option

WesternU College of Graduate Nursing graduates will be given first consideration when applying to the FNP program. Applicants will be required to have completed one year, full-time RN work experience. For more information regarding program requirements, please visit the Post-Masters FNP Requirements web page."


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