Best route to FNP

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    I'm a pre-nursing student right now and I am going to be applying for a BSN program next year. I have been hearing that a lot of people are just going to major in something like health science and then go straight and get their masters and FNP. I want to eventually be an NP what is the best route to take. I was going to just get my BSN and then go back to school but it their a better way?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Best route may be the one that is best for you. My route is ADN, then work for a year,maybe 2 - then go on to the ADN/ Masters NP Bridge Program.
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    Quote from mangopeach
    Best route may be the one that is best for you. My route is ADN, then work for a year,maybe 2 - then go on to the ADN/ Masters NP Bridge Program.

    That is my plan as well...
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    mkbarry099,
    I am starting an accel. FNP prorgam this fall. it takes 3 years for those without a nursing degree. I'll have my BS in pre-med this spring. I WISH I went to nursing school instead of wasting my time doing another degree. Health Science degrees may prepare you academically, but not clinically. Luckily I have some experience as a CNA so it probably won't be such culture- shock to me, but I still wish I had been gathering experience all along as a Nurse before going for my NP. I say get your BSN and then make decisions about NP.
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    I am planning eventually to be an NP as well...my road is longer though...LPN first, then RN-A, then BSN, then Masters....the LPN then RN-A route works out better for me with young kids and the lack of big schools where I live....

    Good Luck!
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    Quote from freesia29
    I am planning eventually to be an NP as well...my road is longer though...LPN first, then RN-A, then BSN, then Masters....the LPN then RN-A route works out better for me with young kids and the lack of big schools where I live....

    Good Luck!
    Have you checked out any LPN- BSN online programs??
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    No, not yet...but I will look into it once I am finished with LPN...I hope to start this september....there is a waiting list though...so we will see how long before I start the LPN program!
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    I'm curious what program you're taking offers this 2nd degree FNP program any insight would be great thanks
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    mom2twinsplus1,

    not sure if this if your post was directed to me or not, but I am going to Umass Worcester in the fall for their GEP program. The prereqs. are a bachelors degree in any field, plus Anatomy 1 &2, Micro, stats and 2 social science courses. The first year is to prepare you to take the NCLEX for your RN (they do not award you a BSN, just a certificate of completion). Once you finish that, you work as a Nurse while you take MSN classes for the remaining 2 years. They have a few pathways, FNP being one of them. Once you finish you can take your boards for FNP. Hope this helps.
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    I'm planning on RN-->BSN-->FNP. Around here the masters program won't even look at you without two years nursing experience.


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