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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 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!