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
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