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BSN to DNP-FNP, how long?


I'm curious how long does it take to complete the program? Do you guys know any school that has the shortest time?


Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

With BSN, it is about four years full-time. Without it, add 16 to 24 months for accelerated BSN or 12 for the shortest bridge. This is about, that is to say, high-quality product done online, in class or both.

There is an option to do accelerated MSN (16 to 20 months, full time and more of it) and coordinate with MSN-DNP bridge (12 to 16 months if all credentials accounted for). It saves a year, if successful and if time is the only one thing to consider.

Palliative Care, DNP

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

My program was supposed to be 3 years. Due to issues beyond my control with my capstone I'm now slated to graduate May 2016 for a total of 4 years.

Thanks for the replies. Ill probably do MSN FNP first. my program is 18 months. then maybe after some time ill do DNP. Can anyone give me a good MSN-DNP bridge program? Thanks

RunnerNurse09, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg/ ER/ homecare.

Rutgers has a direct BSN to DNP program that I am currently looking into. I am almost finished with my BSN through Drexel, and I am trying to weight which route to take, especially since I am in NJ and from what I know DNP is mandatory for NPs. So if you are looking for a quicker route, Rutgers may be the way to go.