BSN to DNP Programs - Anyone done this? Is there a Psych Track?Register Today!
- by CatherineG87 Sep 11, '11I'm currently working on my BSN online through Jacksonville University's RN to BSN - awesome program, btw! I started in April and should be finishing by the end of of April of 2012.
I'm looking into what my next step is. I currently work for a psychiatric facility for clients with eating disorders. I've developed a passion for this population and I want to continue working in this field. Especially in our area, there are no psychiatrists for this population, and the facility I work for is the main provider for residential and partial hospitalization, as well as intensive outpatient and outpatient. I'm very proud to be a part of this team and I would like to continue as a nurse practitioner.
Is there anyone who has done a BSN to DNP program? What do you think of this? And are there any psych tracks? I have not found any tracked with psychiatric, but I have with adult and family NP and I think that would be a good option if psych isn't available.
Thank you in advanced!
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- Sep 12, '11 by LunahRNMoved to the post-grad forum (vs. the GN forum) to encourage responses.
- Sep 25, '11 by stephaniecsI know that those programs exist. I do not think there are a lot of them, but I know of a couple. Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota both have BSN to DNP and offer psych as a specialty. I'm sure there are more, but those are the only ones I know of.
- Sep 27, '11 by PrettyWingsRNI know that George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) has a brand new Psych DNP program. When I went to their info session they were practically begging people to apply. From what I hear, its a great program!
- Oct 1, '11 by myblkcatUniversity of South Alabama has a Psychiatric (Family) BSN-DNP program. It's a three to four year program depending on what you choose. If you are graduating in April you have plenty of time to apply for Fall 2012. The application isn't too difficult but is a bit tedious.
- Oct 28, '11 by newtinmplsI'm in semester 2 of 9 in the BSN-DNP Mental Health/Psych, and then I'll top that off by doing the clinicals for family practice. I'm a distance student at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN which did NOT require GRE's. It's difficult, as I miss the gestalt of group conversations, but hey, it's going pretty well.
- May 1, '12 by jawijrnYou're going to JU and you work at a facility for clients with eating disorders?!? Where is that?! I assume you're in Jacksonville and I'd love to work at an eating-disorder specific facility...
- May 14, '12 by freeornearlyCheck out Vanderbilt. It is pricey, but a GREAT program.
- Jul 29, '12 by CuriousRN84UTHSC in Memphis TN has a BSN-DNP program online and there is a psych option..they also have dual tracks where you could do psych & fnp if you wanted to have both.