I'm starting a Direct-Entry MSN Program at Mount St. Joseph in Delhi, OH. I'll graduate as a generalist though. How do I become a Nurse Practioner then? I've done a tone of research and I still don't understand. I don't think this MSN has specialization tracks. Does anyone have any advise?
Google "NP Post Masters Certificate". You will see tons of schools that offer the degree. You can then go look at what it takes to compete the NP after your masters. Usually in a nursing masters program you take 3 classes that are also required in the NP program such as Nursing Theory, Research Methods and Policy and Ethics (I think that is the third). If you go to NP school you can transfer those credits. For example, go look at (cut and paste the following into your browser if the link doesn't work) FNP Post-Masters Certificate
which is the curriculum for Graceland. It will take 32 months to complete this program.
I looked at your college's website and it says: "The Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) program offers two specialized tracks: administration and education." So which of those are you taking?
Last edit by dottimur on Mar 10, '13
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