New Grad RN to MSN, CNS or FNP?
- 0Feb 26, '13 by Nurse_With the abundance of New Grad RNs and the scarcity of facilities with new grad programs, I often hear new grads planning to go back to school to pursue higher nursing education if they don't get a job.
How do you feel about RNs without clinical experience and are seeking their MSN or NP?
Personally, I feel that it's premature for new grads to pursue further education unless they've practice nursing. There are a lot of things that cannot be taught and often not discussed in books. Skipping the basics of the practice, too fast/too soon, can stun career growth much like some people who doesn't choose to further their education.
- 2Feb 26, '13 by kloneI was bored
- 0Feb 27, '13 by Good Morning, GilAny school that has any sort of good reputation requires clinical experience as an admission requirement for MSN entry, even if it is just 1 year. Depending on the person and the program, 2 years is enough, I believe for the FNP or CRNA route. Nursing education requires 5 years, I would say, even for fast learners.
There are schools that allow people to go right into the FNP role with another bachelor's degree, and these are well-respected programs, but most people still believe you should have experience first. And, with a saturated market of FNP's (or at least it seems to be very popular lately), it can only help you.