Which FNP programs are the shortest? - page 4

by rynophiliac | 25,289 Views | 33 Comments

I have heard that Vanderbilt is one year? Georgetown is 16 months? Are there any other fast pace FNP programs out there that can be done in less than two years?... Read More


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    Patti RN:

    I could not have said it any better than that. I chose, well God chose the FNP area of study because of the focus of both medical and psychiatric issues which was what I wanted to do anyway. Family practice as you so well stated sees an array of health conditions and across the life span. I am happy with the choice to pursue FNP !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Id like to reply to this post. I disagree that a quicker education could be an issue. I have been an ER/trauma and flight RN for over 10 years, already have an MSN degree in nursing education and a doctoral degree in education (Ed.D), 3 ANCC board certifications, CPEN, CEN, and CFRN certifications. Not trying to sound bold, but I think that one year of an NP program would be perfectly sufficient for me to practice as an NP. So, I think that asking "what program is quickest" is appropriate considering a highly experienced registered nurse would succeed in their NP role, regardless of the length of the program. Plus you have to remember that most NP's were experienced nurses for years before they attended an NP program. I guess it just depends on the individual RN and their background. I am considering NP programs at this time and have found that most of the post-MSN NP programs can be completed in less than one year as I have already taken the majority of the same classes that NP's take. Oh, and I teach two courses in an NP program already (advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology)...
    ICUman and nomadcrna like this.
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    I totally agree with this post.

    Quote from daniam25
    Id like to reply to this post. I disagree that a quicker education could be an issue. I have been an ER/trauma and flight RN for over 10 years, already have an MSN degree in nursing education and a doctoral degree in education (Ed.D), 3 ANCC board certifications, CPEN, CEN, and CFRN certifications. Not trying to sound bold, but I think that one year of an NP program would be perfectly sufficient for me to practice as an NP. So, I think that asking "what program is quickest" is appropriate considering a highly experienced registered nurse would succeed in their NP role, regardless of the length of the program. Plus you have to remember that most NP's were experienced nurses for years before they attended an NP program. I guess it just depends on the individual RN and their background. I am considering NP programs at this time and have found that most of the post-MSN NP programs can be completed in less than one year as I have already taken the majority of the same classes that NP's take. Oh, and I teach two courses in an NP program already (advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology)...
    RN4JUSTICE likes this.
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    doesn't worry me. Some of us have other education and degrees and we just want to get the redundant paper work out of the way


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