I've been researching accelerated BSN programs to start this coming Fall ('13) and my end goal is to become an NP in whichever niche I find I love over the next few years. I have a business/finance degree and make decent $$ in downtown Boston managing $$ but the desk job just isn't cutting it anymore. I love helping people and I need some action!
While looking at programs I have seen that a lot of people are talking about the change from an MSN needed for an NP, to a Doctorate in 2015...which would mean a TON more schooling. Not that more school is a bad thing, but the cost and time to get there is something that has to be weighed in. Is it true that this is happening? If so, are new graduates/students going to have to take a longer outlook on their career aspirations?
How do you guys look at it? Good? Bad? True? False? Any and all details would be greatly appreciated.
Feb 23, '13
by Stephalump, RN
While I think it will eventually happen, I don't think it'll be any time soon...definitely not 2015.
In Texas there aren't any straight DNP programs. Meaning, I have to become an NP via an MSN, and THEN bridge to a DNP, which leads me to believe our BON isn't putting any pressure on anyone.
Last edit by Stephalump on Feb 23, '13