Education question

  1. Sorry if this is a silly question :-/ Will I need a BSN to go into a NP program? I'm on the AA nursing track where I can get my RN in 2 years instead of 4. Would time in the field count toward the schooling? Or would I be better off doing the 4 year program for RN?
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  3. by   ale022
    U do need a BSN! I got the assoc, then did BSN online, then NP program!
  4. by   llg
    There are some programs that take you from ADN to MSN (incorporating the "missing" BSN content along the way) ... but most graduate programs are designed for people with BSN's. You will have to check with the specific local programs in your area (or other programs that you may be interested in) to see what they require.

    Another complication is that many Nurse Practitioner programs have switched to the doctoral level (DNP) of academic study. The "stretch" from ADN to doctorate is bigger by far and I don't think you are going to find many (if any) single programs that will take you directly from ADN to DNP without you having to get another degree in between.