DNP programs too long

  1. I already have my MSN-FNP and am looking for a true "bridge" program.. How is it that they are another 2-3 years when some DNP programs after BSN are 3 years. SO I would have to go 5 years total grad school when the new ones are going to add a few classes and be done quicker. Anyone know of real bridge programs? I don't want to go to school longer than the people coming after us. I feel frustrated because I want to have my DNP but the programs are too long.
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  3. by   CraigB-RN
    Quote from akoster
    I already have my MSN-FNP and am looking for a true "bridge" program.. How is it that they are another 2-3 years when some DNP programs after BSN are 3 years. SO I would have to go 5 years total grad school when the new ones are going to add a few classes and be done quicker. Anyone know of real bridge programs? I don't want to go to school longer than the people coming after us. I feel frustrated because I want to have my DNP but the programs are too long.
    First I'd have to ask why you want the DNP? I'd prob wait a little bit till the programs normalize a little.
  4. by   Sunflower3
    Gotta agree here, because from my research on this subject, looks as if DNP programs will come into being for APN's specfically, in order for them to become DNP without the extra time involvement.

    UnitRN01
  5. by   BChapp3182
    I totally agree with you. I too would like to get my DNP but programs in my area average 3 years for full time study!
  6. by   santhony44
    Quote from UnitRN01
    Gotta agree here, because from my research on this subject, looks as if DNP programs will come into being for APN's specfically, in order for them to become DNP without the extra time involvement.

    UnitRN01
    Have you found specific schools that seem to suggest that they might develop these bridge programs?

    I am thinking about getting my DNP but I don't want it to take forever. I also don't want to take the GRE!!
  7. by   core0
    Quote from santhony44
    Have you found specific schools that seem to suggest that they might develop these bridge programs?

    I am thinking about getting my DNP but I don't want it to take forever. I also don't want to take the GRE!!
    Arizona seems to give the most credit for an MS - 1 year including summers and two years part time:
    http://nursing.asu.edu/programs/graduate/dnp/index.htm
    Purdue also has a program:
    http://www.nursing.purdue.edu/academ...te/dnp/pos.php
    Their full time is two years but has as many credits as the part time at Arizona.

    If you google DNP post graduate there are quite a few programs out there.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
  8. by   core0
    Quote from CraigB-RN
    First I'd have to ask why you want the DNP? I'd prob wait a little bit till the programs normalize a little.
    I'd agree. Of the 10-12 programs that I looked at only 2 or 3 seemed to meet NONPF requirements as outlined in their position paper.

    David Carpenter, PA-C

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