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What are the pros/con's of accelerated MSN programs?

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Hey everyone!

I am in my second year of college at a school that does not have a nursing program (UGA). That being said, we don't have the best resources for advice about nursing school. I would really love to graduate from Georgia, but I also know that's not a very time-efficient plan as far as getting my BSN.

I haven't totally ruled out transferring, but I've heard a few things about accelerated MSN programs for people that have a non-nursing degree. This seems like the perfect option considering that I eventually want to be a family nurse practitioner, but I want to know more! If anyone has taken this path/knows anything about it I would love to know the pros and cons vs going the traditional route. Also are these type of programs harder to get into? Any advice helps! Thanks!!

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

You will find passionate arguments for both sides of the "non-traditional" debate for NPs. Most of it really depends on the individual: you plans for the future, your financial situation, your scholastic aptitude, and your ambition.

In my professional experience precepting students there are some excellent and some challenging non-traditional students just as there are traditional students.