I appreciate the comments. I fully understand how things may or may not transfer; I'm not new to this rodeo. You are missing the point of this thread. My intentions were to ask the advice of those who had taken each route, MSNFNP or PMFNP, not why credits wouldn't transfer.
Core MSN courses are the same across the board, so why would they even be added? In reality, if I've already taken all of the courses in the MSN portion, I should only need clinical courses to complete the certificate. What am I missing here?
I'm currently in the WGU Management and Leadership MSN program getting ready to start my 3 semester. My thoughts were to continue for a Post-Master's FNP certificate. I thought it would take less time and money by going this route. However, now I'm finding this may not be the case. Most certificate programs are showing I would still be required to take between 30 and 40 more credit hours.
I'm at the point where I have the core MSN courses completed. Should I continue on my current path or start applying to MSN FNP programs ditching the certificate option?
TIA for all of your thoughts and opinions!