I am intersted in pursing a Family/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I have read numerous threads about the 2015 changes and some say it is fact and others say it is not. Three of my schools in my area have done away with the masters and have made the BSN-DNP the option (I have a BSN) whereas one still has a MSN option.
I really don't want to pursue a DNP due to the cost and time. But I don't want to get the MSN degree and then in a few years not be marketable (or even now) and have to go get a DNP. Do I need this DNP degree now to do this work? I'm really confused. I want to get the job I want or start a practice that I won't have trouble starting.
All advice is appreciated. I apologize if it's posted elsewhere. I've read numerous threads and done numerous searches to prevent this post.