direct entry NP schools

  1. Is there a comprehensive list or good websites that list schools that offer direct entry NP programs. Also, are there direct entry np online programs? A simple yes or no on the second question would be fine because otherwise it will turn into a 25 page debate on whether online ed. suffices. Great website!
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  3. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from bbfreak
    Is there a comprehensive list or good websites that list schools that offer direct entry NP programs. Also, are there direct entry np online programs? A simple yes or no on the second question would be fine because otherwise it will turn into a 25 page debate on whether online ed. suffices. Great website!
    The debate will happen anyway! This is allnurses, bygum! Debate is what we do best!

    Check out these three links. It as fairly comprehensive list of every direct-entry MSN mixed in with accelerated BSN programs.

    Using that list you can then visit the school's website and find out if they offer the NP option.

    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/pdf/APLIST.PDF

    AACN - Education - Nursing Education Programs

    AACN-Nursing Education
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Good lively debate is the hallmark of a good board - debate away!
  5. by   bbfreak
    Do you know of any direct entry programs partially or entirely online? I would like to stay in IA but my research has concluded there are currently no offerings for the direct entry msn in the state.

    Overall are most NPs satisfied? I am hesitant to enter a profession where I will be constantly looked down upon. Do most feel this is the overall consensus among MD/DOs or just particular ones?
  6. by   islandnp4az
    Have you checked the web site Medical Education - Graduate Degrees - Western University of Health Sciences ?
    This is in Pomona,CA offering a computer-based MSN program / FNP certificate for 2 years. You have to have a BSN to get in this program. The program allows you to do your clinicals in your area as long as this area is an underserved community.
    I have been a family nurse practitioner for 7 years and still enjoying it. As an RN, I used to work in ER, ICU and nephrology. These nursing areas gave me adequate knowledge to be the foundation of my practice. I have worked in hospital-based clinics as well as free-standing ones like urgent care clinics. I have no problems with the MDs, I worked with. In fact most MDs specially in California and Arizona (where I worked ) prefer to work with nps. These MDs are quite respectful and have agreed with my decisions and even gave me referrals. They hadn't insulted me ... nps and pas are even members of the hospital medical committee (in CA).
    I think if you are competent in your job, you'll gain the respect of your colleagues even if they are MDs. This, of course, is not an easy matter for your skills will always be tested with every patient you see.
    Therefore, while in school, study hard and learn as much as you can to be proficient in your clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat a patient. Don't forget professionalism in action and behavior too, to be a competent practitioner.
    I hope you'll pursue being an np. Good luck!
    Last edit by islandnp4az on Dec 22, '06
  7. by   bbfreak
    Thanks so much Island!!
  8. by   Hawaii2LasVegas
    ISLANDNP4AZ,

    Thank you so much.

    ALoha~!


    Quote from islandnp4az
    Have you checked the web site Medical Education - Graduate Degrees - Western University of Health Sciences ?
    This is in Pomona,CA offering a computer-based MSN program / FNP certificate for 2 years. You have to have a BSN to get in this program. The program allows you to do your clinicals in your area as long as this area is an underserved community.
    I have been a family nurse practitioner for 7 years and still enjoying it. As an RN, I used to work in ER, ICU and nephrology. These nursing areas gave me adequate knowledge to be the foundation of my practice. I have worked in hospital-based clinics as well as free-standing ones like urgent care clinics. I have no problems with the MDs, I worked with. In fact most MDs specially in California and Arizona (where I worked ) prefer to work with nps. These MDs are quite respectful and have agreed with my decisions and even gave me referrals. They hadn't insulted me ... nps and pas are even members of the hospital medical committee (in CA).
    I think if you are competent in your job, you'll gain the respect of your colleagues even if they are MDs. This, of course, is not an easy matter for your skills will always be tested with every patient you see.
    Therefore, while in school, study hard and learn as much as you can to be proficient in your clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat a patient. Don't forget professionalism in action and behavior too, to be a competent practitioner.
    I hope you'll pursue being an np. Good luck!
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 5, '07 : Reason: inviting membership to phone/email
  9. by   bbfreak
    Thank you Island for your insight!

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