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This is a discussion on Accelerated programs in Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD, part of Nursing Student ... Forgive me if I offend, as that is not my intention. I've read a couple of times that there are...by ixchel May 16, '12Forgive me if I offend, as that is not my intention.
I've read a couple of times that there are accelerated ADN-MSN programs and just now, I've read that there is one that takes only 2 years. I'm a bit alarmed by this! How do they manage to cram all of the information they will need in 2 years, and retain it? I can see there is a market for faster education, but that feels too fast to me. These MSNs will be given diagnostic and prescriptive privileges. How are they fully prepared for that?
Can anyone share some insight or even experience with me?
It isn't my intention to come across as critical, so if I have, my apologies.
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- May 16, '12 by BostonFNPThere has been demonstrated success with direct entry programs that fast track non-nurses to NPs in three years as well as BSN to NP in a year and a half. Lots of these programs have 100% pass rates on the boards. Does that mean they are ready to practice autonomously? Probably not. The research seems to suggest that for all new NPs, the majority of the learning occurs in the first year of practice rather than during formal education. It really highlights the need for experienced NPs to mentor these grads.
It's a scary amount of information in a short amount of time, but I would suspect these programs are very competitive with who they accept. Even scarier, PAs spend a year less in school!
- May 16, '12 by leenakI don't know about ADN to MSN programs but generally the nonRN to MSN-CNL programs are full 2 years. The nonRN to MSN-NP are generally 3 to 4 years. They are generally jam packed but they also don't have summers off and they shorten other breaks.