The Direct Entry/MSN program is designed for college graduates who hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and want to pursue nursing as a second career.
Step 1: Cohorts begin each May. For the first 15 months (full summer, fall, spring and another full summer) you will have classes and clinicals on a full-time basis during the day, in the evening and on weekends.
Step 2: If you complete the required prerequisites and 52 nursing credits, you will earn the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in nursing and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.
Step 3: Complete the MSN graduate coursework, part-time or full-time, in either education, administration, or adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner.
Please note that students must have a minimum of six months work experience as an RN prior to enrolling in course sequences that include a field experience.