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What is it like in a day of a life as a full time student getting there pediatric nurse practitioner degree?

I'm 17 graduating in 2018. My career destination at the moment would be to pursue a major as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I'm taking some classes online right now and plan is to go to college as soon as a graduate high school. However I really am curious at the state of responsibility/ chaos of a full time nursing student. My friend dropped out of nursing school because it was to difficult for her and she is really smart. how hard will it be? how much stress does it take onto your body? and most of all What is it like in a day of a life of a full time student getting there pediatric nurse practitioner degree? #college-stress #nurse-practitioner

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Felisha L.’s Answer

I've worked with nursing students for over 10 years. First a little background on the degrees themselves.

Practitioner degrees (advanced level) in nursing are graduate degrees which you would work on once you complete your undergraduate degree. Undergraduate degrees in nursing provide generalist (entry level) knowledge and at most schools have focus areas in pediatrics, adult health, psychiatric mental health and women's health.

Nursing education can be challenging but is not impossible. You will have to be focused both before you enter (most nursing programs have secondary application processes) and once you begin taking nursing classes. The major difference between nursing and other majors are the clinical requirements which give students the ability to get hands-on training with patients or in labs that simulate the patient experience. A typical day will vary by school.

Any major will have some challenges. However, you shouldn't allow that or the possibility of a challenge stop you if you really want to purse it!
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