MSN to NP -how to?

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    Hi all. I'm in my MSN program right now, graduating December 2014.
    I want to go on to get my NP. The question is how? What do I need to do?
    Do I have to have X amount of clinical experience before starting NP classes?
    What are the different programs? I don't want to do the doctorate, but I don't completely understand the certification programs. I know I want to focus on peds or family practice.
    I'm in the Cincinnati area if that helps.
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    What are you doing your MSN in? Each NP program has their specific requirements listed once you visit their website directly. Generally you don't have to have a set amount of clinical hours to start the program. You don't have to do the Doctorate program and a lot NP schools are not switching from MSN to DNP yet as this is only a recommendation. If you want to work with peds and family do an FNP which encompasses peds and adults alike. I would recommend visiting programs websites and seeing what they offer and their requirements. Some programs are online (except clinicals of course) and other are on site learning.
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    Since you will already have a master's, there are post master certificate programs for FNP. I would def look into that if I were you.
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    Wright State in Fairborn has been very good at post masters PNP programs. People drive from Cinci and Columbus for it. Cheaper than OSU and UC.