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ANP wants to get credentialed as FNP

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Hi I am a Adult NP and would like to gain family credentials go as well. I think I have to go through a post masters cert program? Is that right? Can anyone recommend an online program?

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zmansc is a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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I'm sure there are many programs that have post masters certs for this, I know Frontier has one. Good Luck!

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I am an ANP that has considered a post-masters FNP. The shortest program I found was Southeastern Louisiana University which is 14 weeks although you had to travel to the school. I have seen postings about the UMass Boston program which is 12 credits online and 300 some clinical hours. Here are some links.

Adult Nurse Practitioner to Family Nurse Practitioner

Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate | www.umassonline.net

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nursetim has 18 years experience as a NP and specializes in ER, HH, CTICU, corrections, cardiology, hospice.

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are there other programs like Southeastern Louisiana University? 14 weeks is fantastic, I mean really fantastic. All other programs are 2-3 years long. That's as long as a DNP for crying out loud. The cost for a post masters, instate for my local uni is $36,000 and they only offer PMHNP (I'm off that kick, I want to do CBT, not hand out pills, pass).

i looking into SELU as it looks very promising. I'd like to see if there are other similar programs though.

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zmansc is a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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16 months vs 14 weeks.... Let me do the math on that, I'll get back to you in a bit! lol

Personally I don't know enough about the differences in the curricula of the two paths to be able to determine if it should be able to be made up in 14 weeks, but I would hope that there is more difference or there is a problem with the consensus model.

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nursetim has 18 years experience as a NP and specializes in ER, HH, CTICU, corrections, cardiology, hospice.

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All the ANP needs is a pediatric course and maybe an ob/gyn course and maybe another pharm course and you should be good to go.

There is a shake and bake paramedic program, or there used to be, that took you from civilian to paramedic in 6 months of full time study.

imo, these 24-36 month programs are just revenue generators, same as online programs, and it burns my butt. This is not an invite to debate. It is my opinion and I realize most all of y'all reading this disagree, you are entitled to your opinion as am I.

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I know nothing about these programs and cannot speak to the quality of their respective curricula. However, I suspect that the abbreviated program is likely full time (ie. every day) to condense the material. I do have to agree with Nursetim, the ANP is really not missing that much in the realm of coursework.

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Im doing AGNP and if I decide to go back for my cert (at the same university) I would only need to do one semester. FNP and AGNP tracks are identical besides the summer semester when they do peds and I do geriatrics.

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