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most msn, np programs take 2-3 years, but there is definitely some other circumstances. i applied for special admission to my msn, np program and was accepted in may 06, started in may 06, and graduated dec 07.
there are many options for nurse practitioners... i would suggest you look at www.aanp.org
or your state's np site to see what types of nps are out there. plus you can go to a school's website and often find a great deal of information about the programs and descriptions. that is where i found the most information in making my decision to do acute care. you can pretty much choose any age group to specialize in: neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric. there are also family, women's health, and acute care nps (adult or pediatric). i would suggest browsing through or searching this board for more answers to some of your questions, as some of them have exhaustive discussions. since you are a student, you should have access to online journals. advance for nurse practitioners
recently published a salary survey that may be available to you through your school's library.
Quote from lmrnstudent08
definitely not doing this for the money, but i was just curious. i would have quit school already because of the difficulty level if it was just for the money. well in may of 2010 i will have a bs in nursing and will be an rn. all i will need is a ms after may- so from what i gathered from your information i have to go to school 2 years for my ms?