BSN vs. MSN - Nurse Practitioner? - page 2
A little bit about myself: I am a Nursing/Army ROTC student/cadet at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) at the UK college of nursing. My course is a 4-year BSN track... After a 4-year... Read More
Mar 26, '11Oh, 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, '11Quote 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, '11No - 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, '11TraumaRUs --- THANK YOU! Exactly the answer I was looking for, confusion = clarified.
Thanks for all your help everyone!