Associate RN to NP???

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    Is it possible to go from an RN with an Associates degree to an NP??? Or do you have to have a Bachelors???

    Also I can not find a website that lists all the NP programs available. I know the AAPA website lists all of the PA programs in the U.S. But I would like to see one for NP's...........
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    The NP role requires a Master's degree, so you will need either a BSN, or at least a BS or BA in another field, plus the RN, to get into a program.

    You cannot go directly from an ADN program to an NP program, unless you already have the bachelor's before starting that.
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    Quote from Joebird21
    Is it possible to go from an RN with an Associates degree to an NP??? Or do you have to have a Bachelors???

    Also I can not find a website that lists all the NP programs available. I know the AAPA website lists all of the PA programs in the U.S. But I would like to see one for NP's...........
    You may be able to find a program that has a bridge to the MSN. Thomas Jefferson offers a RN/BSN/MSN in a bridge format. I think that 3 of the undergraduate courses count towards the MSN so it shortens it up a little. Here is a link http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/nursing/rnbsnmsn.cfm

    Good Luck
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    Quote from Joebird21
    Is it possible to go from an RN with an Associates degree to an NP??? Or do you have to have a Bachelors???
    To answer simply, YES it is possible. There are several programs. It used to be NP programs were only open to those with a Bachelors or Masters but things are a changing and for the better.

    Mona b has provided some links worth investigating.

    Best of luck to you what ever you decide.
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    yes, there is such a thing going from RN-MN. The things, there is a limit of schools that offer that option but it is something difinitely worth looking in too.

    What are the prons and cons of going from RN-MN??
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    Suzanne4,

    Do you know which schools offer this type of program, because I already have a B.A.

    Thanks,


    Quote from suzanne4
    The NP role requires a Master's degree, so you will need either a BSN, or at least a BS or BA in another field, plus the RN, to get into a program.

    You cannot go directly from an ADN program to an NP program, unless you already have the bachelor's before starting that.
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    I am in such a program at TWU - Texas Woman's University. Here is the link for the RN (ADN) to MS program, which includes the NP programs.
    http://www.twu.edu/nursing/programs/rn_ms/index.htm
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    There is also an ADN to MSN (nurse practitioner or nurse educator option) at TAMU-Corpus Christi, which you can complete online and part-time.
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    Yes, there are programs that go from an RN to MSN, they are just few and far between I believe. I am aware of a program in the midwest that has an RN to MSN program, its a private school in Omaha.

    RN to MSN - Clarkson College
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