Quote from MILOBRI
Can you explain further how the program works at Vanderbilt? I received my BA in business administration, although, I began as a pre-med student with hopes of medical school... so I have taken anatomy, micro, physi, chem, etc. I'm still considering medical school, but I have kids now and NP seems more family friendly. Am I understandly correctly that a non-nurse with a bachelor's degree can enroll straight into an NP program??
The requirements for most masters multiple entry route, so for people like us with non-nursing undergrad degrees are :
3 semester hours of Lifespan Development
11 semester hours of Natural Science which must include
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II
3 semester hours of Statistics
2-3 semester hours of Nutrition
This is straight from the Vanderbilt website, but most programs like it have very similar requirements. I was also pre-med for three years of undergraduate so that curriculum gave me most of these requirements except for the nutrition, and lifespan development. This program is 6 semesters long: 3 semesters pre-speciality +3 semesters speciality (like pediatric NP). So technically I believe you are enrolling straight into an NP program, however when you're schooling is finished up you can't just begin right away as a nurse practitioner because you need experience in the field. This is what gets confusing to me, I'm wondering how long you work as an RN before you can start as a NP, and when if necessary to go back to school for a DNP or post-masters degree, does anyone know about this?
Some other programs you should look at are Rush, Depaul, UIC GEP program , John Hopkins baccalaureate program, Univerisity of Michigan's second degree program.