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PNP VS NNP

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Hi! 

I wanted to know if it is possible to get my MSN as a PNP and then my DNP as an NNP. Does anyone know any colleges that do this? I know a lot of colleges have post-masters certificates in other NP specialties but I haven't seen any that give a DNP in another specialty. Any leads would be helpful!

Thanks!

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LovingPeds has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics; Maternal-Child Nursing Education.

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There are a few colleges which offer the opportunity to enter a different advanced practice specialty in their DNP programs. These programs usually require experience in the field you wish to go into. Most PNP and NNP programs require one to two years of experience prior to acceptance. The NNP program also usually specifies experience in a higher level NICU.  You would have to meet these experience requirements to be able to do both.

The University of South Alabama offers this option in their DNP program.

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On 5/9/2020 at 12:22 AM, LovingPeds said:

There are a few colleges which offer the opportunity to enter a different advanced practice specialty in their DNP programs. These programs usually require experience in the field you wish to go into. Most PNP and NNP programs require one to two years of experience prior to acceptance. The NNP program also usually specifies experience in a higher level NICU.  You would have to meet these experience requirements to be able to do both.

The University of South Alabama offers this option in their DNP program.

Thanks so much! This was very helpful!

 

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