Is NP training/school hard to get into

  1. What would you sugest I do. Im thinking about going from BSN to MSN, how many years esperience do you think I should get as an RN first. Also what do you think the average GPA is for entering the NP education?
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  3. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from nurse2beeinthefuture
    What would you sugest I do. Im thinking about going from BSN to MSN, how many years esperience do you think I should get as an RN first. Also what do you think the average GPA is for entering the NP education?
    It depends on what type of NP you plan to pursue. NP programs (and MSN in general) don't tend to be extremely competitive. There are some programs around the country that will of course be much more competitve (especially when you start going near the CRNA field). However, if you are going for something such as FNP (or something similar), then you shouldn't have a problem. You will need the minimum G.P.A. the school requires (usually around a 3.0), but you would probably like a G.P.A. a little above par. Some schools don't require any RN experience, while others require 2 years. From the past NP's I have spoken to, they all have said that 2 years of RN work in a variety of areas is probably your best bet to be a competent NP. But your best bet is to check with the school of your interest.
  4. by   christvs
    I agree with the above post. It depends on the schools you are applying to. When I interviewed in January '06 for my MSN program I only had 6 months experience as an RN but my GPA from nursing school was a 3.97 so I'm happy to say I got into the program. Hope you get in where you want to.

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