MSN to FNP or DNP

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    I am hoping to finish my MSN in management and leadership in Feb through Western Governors University. After that.... I am considering going for my FNP or DNP.

    In your opinion would you do FNP or DNP? I keep reading that eventually like in 2015 they want to do away with FNP and make them all DNPs.

    I have been searching and searching databases for information from schools. But I really don't know even where to begin.

    First thought is... the school will need to accept WGU... obviously for the 3.0 GPA.

    Can anyone share what school they plan on attending? Love to hear some positive feedback.

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    Quote from Lisa1980
    I am hoping to finish my MSN in management and leadership in Feb through Western Governors University. After that.... I am considering going for my FNP or DNP.

    How was WGU's MSN program?

    Did you complete it in less than 6 months?
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    Quote from chris2732
    How was WGU's MSN program?

    Did you complete it in less than 6 months?
    I haven't been in this program, but the fastest anyone has completed it (that I know of) has been 12 months.
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    Not sure I follow your thinking on this but the FNP requirement currently is to have completed either an MSN or DNP (in the process of getting FNP or obtaining post-graduate certification as an FNP). The two (FNP and DNP) are not mutually exclusive. Most FNP programs are two to three years unless you are doing post-graduate work (meaning you already have a Masters or better degree. Any Nurse Practitioner program is going to have three semesters of clinical hours ranging from 600-700 hours. Not sure how anyone could reasonably expect to complete that much work in under one year. Well if you hope to pass the national certification exam I suggest you find a reputable school that can provide a 90% or better first time pass rate on the ANCC or AANP exams.


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