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- Mar 26, '11 by CuriousMeQuote from keegs13I'm going to ask a question back that may make it easier for folks to answer your questions.Thank you all for your help with the BSN - MSN/DNP questions.. I have a few more to throw at you guys!
I am on scholarship to the University of Kentucky for Army ROTC (anyone with Army ROTC scholarship experience, please help!!)
1. After graduating with a BSN, how many years does it take in grad. school to get an MSN? DNP?
2. Can I go to graduate school for my MSN or DNP after my 4 years (BSN) with my Army ROTC scholarship, or do I go to my first base to shadow after that?
3. Could I become an NP just through the Army's training, sort of like a specialty, like ER?
4. How much of a pay difference is there between a NP and an ER nurse with a BSN (preferably in the Army/Military)?
^ANY ARMY NURSES TO HELP WITH #2 & 3???!!
What is your understanding of what an NP is?
- Mar 26, '11 by keegs13I am abbreviating Nurse practitioner as NP.
- Mar 26, '11 by CuriousMeQuote from keegs13I understood that. It just seems from your questions that you may be unclear about the role differences between an RN and an NP. They really are very different roles.I am abbreviating Nurse practitioner as NP.
- Mar 26, '11 by keegs13Oh, sorry for the confusion..
As I understand it, an RN is a graduate of a nursing program that has taken the board exam, and an NP is an RN with a more advanced nursing degree.
- Mar 29, '11 by turnforthenurseRNQuote from CuriousMeBut if it is true, I wonder, will current NP's with an MSN have to go back to school to get their doctorate to "fulfill" the NP requirements?It's 2015....BUT....that is a recommendation by the ANA, who isn't a credentialing organization. So far, no one has said definitively that anyone will need a DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) by 2015, it's just a recommendation and a conversation.
- Mar 29, '11 by traumaRUsNo - if and thats a big IF, the DNP becomes mandatory, then those currently in practice with an MSN will be grandfathered in.
Back to the OP: there is no "on the job training" for NP. Even in the military.
Bottom line is you have to have at least an MSN.
- Mar 29, '11 by keegs13TraumaRUs --- THANK YOU! Exactly the answer I was looking for, confusion = clarified.
Thanks for all your help everyone!