You should only go back for your NP after you have a solid foundation of clinical practice. Way too many nurses want to be NPs but lack critical thinking skills and diagnosis. It's not good we are doing a disservice with the upsurge of new grads NP with limited or no experience.
Honestly, I am on the fence about this too. I currently live and work in CA but have lived and worked in many other states. What I am finding (especially in CA) is that the amount it takes to get an advanced degree (time, effort, money) is not significant when you’re already making six figures with a BSN. So, ask yourself, is it something you really want and will it advance you in the financial aspect you think to will?
I apologize but I disagree. To do anything and make money having an MSN gets you nowhere in KS and MO. I have had a Masters Degree for 3 years now and do the same thing I did when I had my BSN. You have to get a DNP.
Becoming a NP isn’t necessarily an advancement in career track. It’s a role change where you go back to being a novice for awhile. Yes it sometimes comes with better hours and better pay but the responsibility is so different.
I would encourage you to spend time with an NP who is doing what you think you want to do and talk to others who are doing other things because it may take awhile to get where you want to be.
Yes, but is not worth it to do a doctorate. Stick with theMasters Program
Absolutely..... though far better in a State with autonomous practice. you can manage your own destiny
I’m in Florida & agree. As a matter of fact: many “special district” designated non-profits utilize the same STOP LOSS methods that the military use to keep nurses in designated roles & refuse to promote from within. It’s disheartening
It is only worth it if it allows you to do what your passion calls to do.
Absolutely!! The job satisfaction, increase in pay and autonomy is great. One of the best decisions I ever made. Go for it!
depends on the area. some areas are oversaturated with NP’s and the only jobs available are in underserved, very remote areas with little access to health care, meaning you have to move or be willing to drive.
If it will advance the nurse knowledge while not, , No knowledge is awaste, if the nurse doesn't need it now he/she will definitely need it some other, this is my submission on thus
Honestly, no. I went back because I love education and learning, not for the job. Really consider specializing in diabetes or neuro or get a certification in a specialty area you enjoy, don’t waste your money. I was so angry after I took my np boards that I did not even ask for the results. No
Medical questions on the test, all about delegation and guidelines and rules. I studied forever and I was mad. Again, I love school and that’s my drive, if it’s not yours don’t do it. Get a certificate much cheaper and faster. Good luck.
yes, yes, yes and absolutely yes.
I think that depends on your personal goals and aspirations. What do you want your workflow to be like? As far as money, it depends how many years of experience you have as an RN. If you have over a decade or even more of nursing then your pay is probably more than a new grad NP.
I graduated from USF with my CNL, MSN. 4.6 GPA. Biggest waste of money in my life. Still owe 50k in student loans, now i cant buy a house because of it
Totally worth it. Becoming an NP pays off in job satisfaction, increased autonomy, and salary—depending where you work. My first years as an NP, I worked for barely funded non-profits, so I made less than a hospital RN. Later I worked in a better financed medical group.
Absolutely. There are more needs currently for NPs in the Family, Adult, and Acute Care tracks. NPs are very well recognized for their contributions to the healthcare system. In the Primary Care setting, there is the possibility to run your own practices depending on the state you are practicing.
Yes! I think so!
In my opinion, NO!!