Ancient certificate trained FNP now wants MSN. Suggestions?

  1. I earned my FNP 25 years ago through a certificate program. Now, as I approach retirement, I am thinking I would like to do some nurse or CNA education or training but I need that Masters degree. There are shortened programs for MSNs who want to get a NP. Does anyone know of any shortened programs for a FNP who wants a masters? I haven't been able to find any as I search online. I don't think there are too many of us out there.

    Or are there any other suggestions on how to accomplish this in under two years and under $20,000. Online would be preferable.

    And to think I thought the $6,00 that I paid for the NP program was alot of money!

    Thanks for your help.
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  3. by   Jules A
    Before you do anything make sure a masters is sufficient to teach and also consider the investment vs. return. In my area they now want a DNP to teach even in Community Colleges. I believe you can still teach clinicals with a bachelors however.
  4. by   bbcewalters
    I think this is a special circumstance that you should contact the school you are looking at to attend. There may not be a specific program set up for you however perhaps just an MSN in education would interest you??? Contact a school and see if they can work with you. I imagine that is how diploma nurses first started the whole RN to BSN movement...
    Good Luck
  5. by   Buyer beware
    Quote from Jules A
    Before you do anything make sure a masters is sufficient to teach and also consider the investment vs. return. In my area they now want a DNP to teach even in Community Colleges. I believe you can still teach clinicals with a bachelors however.
    "
    ..."they now want a DNP to teach at a CC."
    And people in that hell want iced water!
    And that's as an adjucnct without benefits.
    See you on the the soup kitchen line doctors and germs.
    Last edit by Buyer beware on Nov 15, '16 : Reason: w

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