Direct Entry MSN Programs
Direct entry Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are designed for non-nurses who hold bachelor's degrees in unrelated fields. These programs give students credit for having completed their undergraduate degree and allows them to combine units from their current degree and complete the graduate nursing coursework to earn an MSN. Direct entry MSN programs typically require three years to complete.
The direct-entry MSN program consists of graduate-level curriculum that commences with education of a generalist-level (pre-RN) courses, followed by advanced-practice-level specialty coursework. The focus of the direct entry MSN is to prepare students with no nursing background to become advanced practice nurses.