MSN-FNP questions

  1. I was wondering does getting your msn under practitioner studies allow you to be a NP or is that a seperate education. meaning if i get a msn will becoming a practitioner require additional education?
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  3. by   NorthernRN
    An FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) is simply one specialty underneath the MSN umbrella. MSN's have a number of specialties, several of them being nurse practitioners. However, not all MSN grads are nurse practitioners. You have to specialize in that. There is also an MSN in Informatics, Nsg Administration, etc... Not all schools offer every MSN subspecialty. Depending on which school you attend, any school that is accredited, you will obtain your Master of Science in Nursing degree when you complete the Family Nurse Practitioner program. I hope this answers your question~!~
  4. by   Ms.Manicure
    Thank you very much it does answer my question.