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Oct 11 2017

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Non-nursing major graduate wants DNP!

The Entry Level programs prepare students in unrelated fields by the way, hence Entry. So yes, they do allow students to jump right into nursing school and start preparing for a nursing career, just as long as you have certain pre-requisites, which I do. (Just to be clear about the fact that I WOULD be going to a nursing school)

Stang mentioned going for a ADN first. I don’t recommend that. If your grades are good enough go for either an ABSN or ELM. The job market is tough. You need a BSN minimum in this competitive job market.

I just mentioned the ADN based on the area. U of I is where she is now, and as far as I know, it is very competitive to get into their nursing program and may take 5 – 6 years to get the BSN. The other two local colleges (Coe and Mount Mercy) are BSN programs, but about $30,000/year. The community college doesn’t have a bad wait list and is the cheapest option. Plus the hospital I work at hires a lot of ADN (Kirkwood specifically) nurses.

Although I agree a BSN is the way to go if you are pursuing a NP, there are RN-MSN programs that the OP can go through if they decide to go through Kirkwood to obtain their RN.

5-6 years for a BSN? where did you get that number. Most ABSN take 11-16 months, and an ELMs can range from 2.5-3.5 years.

5-6 years for a BSN? where did you get that number. Most ABSN take 11-16 months, and an ELMs can range from 2.5-3.5 years.

This is the U of I. With the waitlist it can take that long. They have no ABSN program. Just a BSN and then a RN-BSN. Same with Coe and Mount Mercy. No ABSN. Those take 4 years (3 if prereqs are completed) because they have no waitlist, but then again are $30,000/year.

I realize that the ABSN takes a short amount of time, but in my area, to my knowledge, those aren’t around. You have to go the traditional route.

If the OP already has a bachelor’s why would she go for a traditional bsn? That would take another 3-4 years. That’s absurd. Go for the ABSN or ELM, it’s faster and the wiser decision then an ADN.

Allen college also offers an ABSN in your state. http://www.allencollege.edu/index.ph. d=93 Itemid=77 Also, the University of Iowa used to offer an ELM. I’m not sure if the program was discontinued, but something to consider.

Knowledge and research goes along way!





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