Is it better to wait to obtain your DNP? Is it better to gain experience as an RN before becoming an NP?
Is it better to spend some time working as an RN after obtaining your BSN, or is getting your DNP right after ungrad just as good? Pros and cons to practical work as an RN vs finishing DNP earlier without that experience. #FALL22
The great question is what do you want?? Some programs require you to
be an RN BSN first and then it’s called a Nurse Practitioner. It’s stages there
other practitioners Doctors have a
program called Physicians Assistant
or (PA). It’s a different animal from nursing. So I hope this answers your questions, or create new ones.
I also would suggest review your interest for your desired career.
If your healing call then you may just want to become a Dr. ??
You will never become (rich) being a nurse. There are battles for practice rights. Most NP’s operate under a Practicing Physician. Or work in hospital settings. But still there are autonomy issues that are still alive a lot of issues there. Just think about what you want to accomplish.
As for me in my medical journey as well as into mental health. I’m finding it depends upon your inner faith and where your spirit dwells with God.
It’s the service of healers be in-tune
with those who are in need of healing.
People can sense if it’s just a job to you or you care because it’s life you are trying to help sustain.
Just a thought