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by mka0141 mka0141 (New) New

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Hello all, I'm a new grad RN and a new transplant to Texas. I attended an EL-MSN program and now I really want to go to NP school. I'm wondering:

1. Is the job outlook for NP's in Texas as great as I hear? Or is it more like how the job outlook for RN's is "great" (as long as you have experience)?

2. What are the schools with the best reputation?

3. This is a long shot, I know...but does anyone have a degree like mine (also called "alternate entry" MSN) and is now an NP? Did you get another Master's or a certificate?

ANY help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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This is a long shot, I know...but does anyone have a degree like mine (also called "alternate entry" MSN) and is now an NP? Did you get another Master's or a certificate?
Welcome to Allnurses.com!

You already have the MSN degree, so attending a nurse practitioner program would result in another MSN degree conferral, which is impractical. Most people in your situation have the post-masters certificate.

I know someone who earned the MSN degree with a specialization in nursing management, but returned to school to earn two post-masters certificates. One certificate was the PNP (pediatric nurse practitioner) and the other was the FNP (family nurse practitioner).

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UTHSC, great school. Affiliated with University Hospital, so you can get your foot in the door for job opportunities after you graduate!

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