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Anyone out there doing a masters-entry program* in nursing? Or thinking about it?

Just curious...I wanted to see who's hanging out at this forum!


*By masters-entry, I mean those programs where people who have an undergraduate degree in something other than nursing go to school for about three years and emerge as a nurse practitioner or certified nurse specialist.
 

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i seriously considered it but have decided to apply to med school instead. i didn't investigate any programs other than ucsf.
 

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I have a good friend who is doing the master's entry program at Seton Hall. He seems pretty happy. I know he had his choice of which master's track he could take. He had a strong science background and worked as a paramedic for years, so he has found the classroom work fairly easy. It is an expensive program, but they accepted him with very little notice.
Good Luck.
 

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np2b,

Check out Vanderbilt University. They have a bridge program for people who have a college degree in a non nursing field. It takes 6 semesters or 2 years full time. You go fall-spring-summer(1st year) take the Nclex get your RN, then fall-spring-summer(2nd year) and graduate as a NP. I am pretty sure that is how it goes.

How do I know. I went to the open house they had. Also, I am a Physical Therapist and we had several of the non previous nursing degreed students in the Master's Bridge program rotate through the hospital I was working at.

Check out Columbia University also. My former boss had a daughter that went there and I believe they had a similar program.

Hope this helps
 

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Thanks for the replies! Actually, I'm neck-deep in masters-entry information at the moment. I'm planning on attending Georgetown's program this spring, after getting waitlisted at UCSF earlier this year. (And while it may be sour grapes, I'm actually a little more excited about Georgetown than UCSF anyway...)

I'd just wanted to see if there were other people like me out there. Kind of unlikely on a Student Doctor forum, I know, but I thought it would be worth giving a shot. :)

Best of luck to everyone, whatever path you're taking!
 

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If you are looking to talk to other nurses, check out www.allnurses.com

They have forums in all fields of nursing, including NP, CRNA, CNM, etc, as well as nursing in general.

I heard about SDN through them.

Good luck with your bridge program.
 
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