Entrance into a FNP Program

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if a BSN student could enter a FNP program without a year of clinical experience. I know for sure that I want to be a FNP. I would love to be able to graduate and immediately enter a FNP program.


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    Quote from kkettle70
    Hi,

    I was wondering if a BSN student could enter a FNP program without a year of clinical experience. I know for sure that I want to be a FNP. I would love to be able to graduate and immediately enter a FNP program.


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    Yes, it is done often, but, I personally do not advise it. Now, some schools want you to have at least 1 or 2 years experience as an RN first......
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    I have a question on the topic of becoming an FNP also (hope you don't mind me tacking it onto this thread!).

    I have been a nurse for almost 10 years, but have never worked in a hospital. I had very non traditional nurse jobs right out of school (much more difficult to get a job then) and now have been working Public Health/Home Health x 5 years. I really can't go to hospital nursing right now as my husband works rotating shifts(8-12hrs)an hour away from home 6 days a week and we have two little kids at home.

    Am I crazy to think that they might accept me into an FNP program?? If I get accepted I would get a different part time job and quit my current job.

    Any words of wisdom or advice is greatly appreciated!

    Chopper
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    Quote from Chopper
    I have a question on the topic of becoming an FNP also (hope you don't mind me tacking it onto this thread!).

    I have been a nurse for almost 10 years, but have never worked in a hospital. I had very non traditional nurse jobs right out of school (much more difficult to get a job then) and now have been working Public Health/Home Health x 5 years. I really can't go to hospital nursing right now as my husband works rotating shifts(8-12hrs)an hour away from home 6 days a week and we have two little kids at home.

    Am I crazy to think that they might accept me into an FNP program?? If I get accepted I would get a different part time job and quit my current job.

    Any words of wisdom or advice is greatly appreciated!

    Chopper
    Hello, Chopper,

    You are most welcome here. All NPs and NP students and NP wannabees....

    Yes, you would be taken seriously for an FNP program. You have experience as an RN and that is what counts. Now, you will want to get ICU/CCU/ER/peds......experience during and/or shortly after finishing school.

    So, inquire about some programs and GO FOR IT!!!!


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