BSN directly into Masters program for nurse practitioner?

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    Hi, I was wondering if there are any programs to go directly from a BSN to a masters program for nurse practitioners without having to work for one year first?

    Thanks for your help

    Katelin Gates
    San Diego
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    I tried to look, but I can't find anything for you

    I think most schools require 1 year of RN experience prior to applying to a NP program. Not sure though. A college may require a minimum of a year, but a hospital or other work place may require more experience to get a job. Remember, schools want your dinero and hospitals want your experience/competence.

    NP have a lot of responsibilities. Getting experience as a RN will better prepare you for the NP program and for the career. This is just my opinion.


    Maybe this will help a little
    How to Become a Nurse Practitioner « Nurse Practitioner Salary
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    Quote from KGCaligirl
    Hi, I was wondering if there are any programs to go directly from a BSN to a masters program for nurse practitioners without having to work for one year first?

    Thanks for your help

    Katelin Gates
    San Diego
    Many programs require RN experience before you start clinicals. You could be working on non-clinical classes that are needed (ie. Research, patho) while getting your 1 year experience though
    Tinker88 likes this.
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    Aww thanks Christine that was nice of you to do a search. Ya I couldn't find anything either.
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    Yes...the FNP program at USF Tampa.
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    Oh great, glad there is somewhere. Not sure I can afford to go there but great to know that there is an option. Thanks usfgirl


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