Accelerated Nursing Path?
I am changing my career path after I obtain my bachelors of science in biomolecular science. I plan to get my MSN and specialize in women's health in order to become a labor and delivery nurse practitioner. Does anyone have any insight to Accelerated Nursing programs in the U.S? or any advice at all as to method of pursuit?
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@ashley.simon thanks for posting. The accelerated nursing program seems like it's right up your alley. It's really designed for people that exhibit a passion for nursing and with your science background, you should be very close to fulfilling the pre-requisite course qualifications. From what I've seen in the past, you have the option to go into the program for a BSN -> graduation or the path of a MSN/PhD (depending on the program).
You will want to find the program that can put you in the MSN path. You also want to start to research the pre-requisites for each program --> you may be able to fulfill a few of those pre-requisites in your final semesters in your current college program prior to going to your nursing program.
In terms of schools, we've had clients at UPenn, NYU, and Duke (to name a few) in the past but there are other great programs. I just pulled the U.S. News ranking. Just make sure that each program meets your needs and apply to enough schools to have a reasonable shot at getting some type of fellowship money, if possible (keep your grades up as well). Good luck - I hope this helps!
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