How long to become ARNP if I already have MSN degree?

  1. I currently have an MSN degree with nursing management/administration as my focus. However, I worked as an ADON for awhile and decided that management is not for me. I wish I would have entered an ARNP program instead. Can somebody please tell me approximately how long it takes to become an ARNP for somebody that already has their MSN?
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  3. by   BostonFNP
    Depends if you have the 3 Ps complete from your prior program. If you do, then likely a year.


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  4. by   traumaRUs
    BostonFNP is correct. I too did an MSN in management/leadership, then went back to complete two post-MSN CNSs.

    Soon to start yet another post-MSN FNP.
  5. by   PMFB-RN
    There are tons of post masters NP programs out there. Most seem to take a year. Some are less but you have to complete the "3 Ps" (as Boston says) before you can start.
    Try googleing "post masters FNP"
  6. by   sunshine_2014
    How much money did each postmaster's certificate cost? I would love to go back to school but may not be able to if it costs too much.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Varies tremendously. I've been looking into it very closely and have run into a range of $325/credit (state university) on up to $1028/credit hr (private university). I chose a mid-range college $636/credit hr.
  8. by   tony55!
    Hi PMFB-RN,
    What schools offer the 3 P''s ? Are they online? I am still in the MSN program but when I finish I want to get my FNP.
  9. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from tony55!
    Hi PMFB-RN,
    What schools offer the 3 P''s ? Are they online? I am still in the MSN program but when I finish I want to get my FNP.
    In my state all of the state universities with nursing programs offer them. The private colleges with APN programs offer them as well.
    I am sure you can find what schools offer them in your area with a quick internet search.
  10. by   ®Nurse
    I am currently enrolled in an MSN/CNL program. The “3P’s” are part of my CNL curriculum. I have been informed that if I should decide to go on to an FNP program (for a certificate), I would only need 18 more credits, which would take a year or less.

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