New programs are everywhere! Now u can get MSN in 2 years if u already have a BS or BA in a different field. They have already had the 1 year BSN everywhere but the problem was getting Fin Aid. Because if u already have a Bac. it's hard to get money for 2nd Bac. But with the 2 year MSN it would be grad school = higher level = Fin Aid! Also check the web for the distant learning NP programs--great idea, learn via internet. This would help a lot of nurses who want to be NP's but can't afford to quit "the job" b/c of money needs. Also note; u can get PA online as well as MPH. Now, if they could only get MD online I would be soooo happy!! Gotta love this distant learning thing!