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How long to become ARNP if I already have MSN degree?

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I currently have an MSN degree with nursing management/administration as my focus. However, I worked as an ADON for awhile and decided that management is not for me. I wish I would have entered an ARNP program instead. Can somebody please tell me approximately how long it takes to become an ARNP for somebody that already has their MSN?

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BostonFNP has 9 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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Depends if you have the 3 Ps complete from your prior program. If you do, then likely a year.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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BostonFNP is correct. I too did an MSN in management/leadership, then went back to complete two post-MSN CNSs.

Soon to start yet another post-MSN FNP.

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PMFB-RN has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response.

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There are tons of post masters NP programs out there. Most seem to take a year. Some are less but you have to complete the "3 Ps" (as Boston says) before you can start.

Try googleing "post masters FNP"

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How much money did each postmaster's certificate cost? I would love to go back to school but may not be able to if it costs too much.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Varies tremendously. I've been looking into it very closely and have run into a range of $325/credit (state university) on up to $1028/credit hr (private university). I chose a mid-range college $636/credit hr.

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tony55! has 19 years experience and specializes in nephrology.

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Hi PMFB-RN,

What schools offer the 3 P''s ? Are they online? I am still in the MSN program but when I finish I want to get my FNP.

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PMFB-RN has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response.

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Hi PMFB-RN,

What schools offer the 3 P''s ? Are they online? I am still in the MSN program but when I finish I want to get my FNP.

In my state all of the state universities with nursing programs offer them. The private colleges with APN programs offer them as well.

I am sure you can find what schools offer them in your area with a quick internet search.

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RN. has 29 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Perianesthesia.

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I am currently enrolled in an MSN/CNL program. The “3P’s” are part of my CNL curriculum. I have been informed that if I should decide to go on to an FNP program (for a certificate), I would only need 18 more credits, which would take a year or less.

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