I've been looking into Entry-Level MSN RN programs because I got my bachelor's in a different field. Because I know I will one day want to move up to an APRN role, I was curious to know if anyone's ever gone from ELMSN to completing a post-graduate certificate without having to go back to school for another MSN or a DNP degree. (As this will save some time.)
I know much of this sounds like common sense but I can't find any clear information on the subject. Even though most APRN schools are transforming their graduate nursing degrees into DNP programs, a lot of them still provide post-graduate certificates as long as a person completes a MSN. Does that include ELMSN applicants as well? Can an Entry-Level MSN RN obtain a post-master's certificate?
In case I'm confusing you, think of it this way:
Say I complete my Entry-Level MSN and become a practicing RN. I work in the field for a few years and then decide that I want to become a FNP. Can I just apply for the certificate program instead of applying to another MSN program or a new DNP program with an incorporated certificate?