Better to have a BSN as an FNP? - page 2

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Hi all- Could any NP's out there (especially FNP's) comment on how useful a BSN is when you are an NP. I have a BS in a non-nursing science and I am applying to a entry-level MSN-FNP program in which you become an RN in the... Read More


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    Hi all-
    Could any NP's out there (especially FNP's) comment on how useful a BSN is when you are an NP.
    I have a BS in a non-nursing science and I am applying to a entry-level MSN-FNP program in which you become an RN in the first year and a half and then work as an RN while finishing the MSN and becoming a FNP.

    Am I better off going into an accelerated BSN program and then appplying to a MSN-FNP program as a RN with a BSN?

    -OR-

    Should I stick with my original plan and just go into the MSN-FNP program straight away and not worry about my BSN?

    Hope this makes sense.

    Regards.
    From what I understand you only have to have your RN and a Bachalors in ANY feild. I know that with the midlevel program I want to get into that they accept any bachalors degree as long as you are an RN, however, they do give you some testing to see if you need to take any additional nursing courses to make you elligble for their masters program.

    I should add that two off the FNPs I work for became FNPs before it was required to have a bachalors and they are two if the best I have ever worked with!
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    Hi All!
    I need some advice. I live in NY (Brooklyn), hold my RN license, and current registration since 1993. Bu t my issue is I'm a foreign NS grad, and have interdisciplinary B.S. degree ( premed science prereqs), and M.S. in acupuncture. I realize that none of these are making my life any easier. But may be some of you have certain exp,and/or suggestions. What I wanted to do is RN to MSN (possibly with BSN in the interim), and then MSN to FNP. I know about allnursingschools.com...but as you know info overload could be even worse than not enough info. It's a great site and I'm learning to navigate it, but given the particulars what would you suggest I do? Especially in Tri-State area?
    Thanks all very much


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