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Master's NP v. Post-Master's cert. NP

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by Ripley, 10.06.02.

  1. Ripley

    Ripley Dr. Wannabe

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    What the heck is the difference? Do you really have to get a master's with NP concentration with a post-master's certificate in NP?? That's four years. Or is the certificate only if you have your master's in something else??

    I don't get it. :confused:
  2. DixieRN

    DixieRN Junior Member

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    I believe the certificate is if you have a master's in something else. When I was in nursing school, we had several MSN-prepared nursing instructors who had a MSN in education. One of them went back to school and got a post-master's certificate to become a nurse practicioner.
  3. PNP2MD

    PNP2MD Junior Member

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    Generally the post master's certificate is for those individuals who all ready have a master's in nursing, but now what to take the courses to become a NP and sit for the certification exam. For example an individaul may all ready have a master's in nursing with a focus on education, mangement, administration, clinical nurse specialist,etc.
    Shirl

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