Does anyone know of colleges that offer direct entry nurse practitioner programs?
By direct entry programs i mean ones that require you to have a bachelors degree but not a nursing degree. I want to look into attending one but so far I have only found 2 colleges that offer them which are both in Boston. Does anyone know if there are more colleges that offer this?
- :)Lv 57 months ago
Those programs will likely have you get a bachelors degree first and then an NP degree anyway. You literally cannot be a NURSE practitioner without being a nurse first. It would probably be the same as entering an accelerated BSN program, and then applying to an NP school after graduation.
It’s really sad/irritating that people are trying to skip the important phase of being an RN and just want to jump straight to the long white coat. What makes nurse practioners so unique is their bedside nursing experience. It’s what seperates them from PAs and doctors.
- Lib.rare.ianLv 77 months ago
U. of San Francisco
Vanderbilt School of Nursing
If you could narrow down your search area, people might be more helpful.
Anyway, search for "direct entry DNP program" and you might have better luck with your research.
- I Like StoriesLv 77 months ago
Try University of New Hampshire