non-clinical MSN to NP

  1. Anyone done this? I am getting my MSN in informatics and am toying with idea of getting my NP so I can be a diabetes NP. Other than the clinical component, would I have to go through entire NP stuff. Don't necessarily want to do prostate and/or vaginal exams.
    I am trying to create my own position but would need the NP to do what I want, not just be a CDE/CNS. I would have to have prescribing privileges.
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  3. by   Julius Seizure
    I went through a pediatric NP program and we still had to learn prostate and vaginal exams. Sorry, I don't think you'll be able to skip over that.
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    Lots of schools have a post-masters option for their NP programs.
  5. by   mmc51264
    I guess if I can give a suppository, I can do a rectal/vaginal exam *sigh* lol
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from mmc51264
    I guess if I can give a suppository, I can do a rectal/vaginal exam *sigh* lol
    Yep, you'll get used to it! I have done plenty as a SANE. Not pleasant but necessary.

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