Has anyone else heard that as of 2015 you need a Phd to get your NP? I was planning on getting a masters because it could allow me to teach as well as give me the option of NP. Now that's no longer an option as I would not have my masters before 2015. The student loan debt to get a Phd not to mention the idea of a dissertation :/ makes me think its not worth it. How many others are turned off the idea of becoming an NP because of the new PhD requirements? I do like the idea of managing a patients care though from assisting with diagnosis to plan of care.