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Cheapest Post-Master's NP programs

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Hi Everybody,

I already have my MSN degree in nursing leadership and management that I earned in 2012  (with a 4.0 GPA) but am interested in earning a post-master's certificate to become a nurse practitioner. I am still paying off loans from my current MSN degree, which has prevented me from going back to school at this time. I am currently an OR nurse and would LOVE to become an NP that specializes in OR and that also assists in surgery. Can anybody give me tips on the most affordable post-Master's NP programs/schools?  I live in Florida but would prefer an online program (or mostly online) so I can continue to work and go to school at the same time. I want this so badly but am afraid that I will be unable to because the programs I researched seemed to range between $25,000-$60,000+. Ideally I would like something under $10,000 but am not sure if this is available.  Any feedback/advice is very appreciated!

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777RN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Hello, sunshine_2014!

If you can wait a bit, you might consider Western Governors University, where an FNP program is in the works. Although you already have an MSN and would prefer a post-master's certificate, at WGU's tuition levels, getting second master's could be just as cost effective. You might also check for distance-learning opportunities with state-sponsored universities in New Mexico, which often offer out-of-state tuition rates lower than in-state rates in other states.

All the best,


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