got accepted both MSN FNP and Post-BSN DNP. Which way to go?!

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    I have been accepted to both MSN FNP and Post-BSN DNP (UMDNJ and Rutgers). I have 2.5 years of med/surg backgroud.
    MSN is 2.5 yr long full-time and DNP is 3 yr long. Both schools are pretty much same distance from my house. I just moved to NJ so I am out of state status anyways.
    I originally wanted to pursue MSN just because it is little bit shorter and I wasn't too sure if I was ready for DNP. But now after finding out that I was accepted to Rutgers, I don't know what to do. As far as Rutgers, this fall semester is their very first semester for Post-BSN DNP program. I know that Rutgers has a great reputation, but I don't want to be a guinea pig either since they are just starting this program. But, on the other hand, I can pursue higher degree with just 6 more months compare to UMDNJ.
    Any current FNP or FNP students can give me some recommendation please?

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    what did you wind up doing? it kind of makes sense to do the DNP. i'm curious- what was your education before this? i have a non-nursing BA & MA & (ADN Nursing/RN) & wondering if there is a DNP program that would take me (with a bridge course or two).
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    I would go for the DNP since DNP will be mandatory in 2015!!!

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    Hi, I decided to go for DNP at the end
    I have BSN, and Rutgers required you to have BSN to get into DNP program (not sure about other schools). There were many classmates who just finished RN-BSN program.
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    Is it online?

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    It is a partial online. The first year classes are online.
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    What school is this?

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    DNP may be required in 2015. But even if you chose MSN/NP you would be grandfathered in if you are enrolled now.
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    what did you use for your 2 scholarly papers? Essays from college? If I don't have any of my essays from my college years, do you have any other recommendations of how to get 2 scholarly articles for application?
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    what did you use for your 2 scholarly papers? Essays from college? If I don't have any of my essays from my college years, do you have any other recommendations of how to get 2 scholarly articles for application?
    ^That's my question too lol regarding paper requirement for BSN-DNP admission.....


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