Quote from toptam
I have a question. I have recently been accepted into a DNP program at a local state university. I have the option of going to another college in the area with a masters NP program. Has there been any other discussion about the DNP requirement? Any opinion about which is the better option?
I am currently in a BSN to DNP program. First find out if the school is accredited. It is a new program and many are not accredited yet. If the program doesn't get accreditation, you can't sit for boards. Also, are you married? Do you have kids? How any loans do you have for under grad. I will caution you that the DNP program is EXTREMELY costly. It's almost $1000 per credit hour where I go....X 82 credit hours. Plus other costs. And there are a a lot of additional clinical hours, almost 1500 to be completed in 4-5 semesters... Makes working very difficult. If you are able to work off shifts and weekends, you may be able to pull off full time. I have a husband and a4 year old, and no sitter on weekends (my husband works)...so it's been difficult. Financially horrible. Just some things to consider....
MSN 500-700 clinical hours over 3 semesters.
Can go part time and be done in 3 years
Much cheaper as there are less credit hours
Just some things to consider...