Any FNP programs that let you apply before completing a BSN?

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    I am wondering if there are any FNP programs that will let you apply to their program before you have completed your BSN? I will graduate with my BSN in December but would like to start the FNP program right away if possible. Does anyone know of any FNP programs that will let you begin the application process before your BSN is completed as long as it's completed before starting the FNP classes?
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    Quote from rynophiliac
    I am wondering if there are any FNP programs that will let you apply to their program before you have completed your BSN? I will graduate with my BSN in December but would like to start the FNP program right away if possible. Does anyone know of any FNP programs that will let you begin the application process before your BSN is completed as long as it's completed before starting the FNP classes?
    *** There are a number of FNP programs that don't require a BSN, or any other bachelors degree at all. They go from ADN to MSN with usually a semesters worth of bridge classes. Not clear from your post if you are experienced RN doing RN to BSN or a nursing student in a basic program. I know local school in this area (WI/MN) accept RNs who will complete their BSN after the application period. These are usually the private colleges. The state schools are far less flexable.
    If you are in a basic nursing program I highly encourage you to spend a few years as a bedside RN before attempting an FNP program.
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    I know there are program out there that don't require a BSN at all, but they make you take an extra year to year and a half of courses to bridge you to the NP. They are ADN-FNP programs. I will have my BSN in just a few months and just want to get an early start on applying so I can start the FNP program right away if possible. If I finish my BSN in December and start applying I won't be able to start a NP program atleast until next fall at a minimum. But if there are any programs that let you apply prior to getting your BSN (with the requirement that you finish your BSN before starting NP courses) then I could possibly start in the spring of 2013. There is only one school so far that I know of for sure that will let me do this and I am applying right now but it would be nice to know of some others.


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