Hello. I know there may be similar posts out there to mine but I'm going to say it anyway!
I am disappointed.
I am disappointed because SO many people want to become APRNs and ALL for what I personally consider to be the wrong reasons.
Getting away from the bedside?
Something more "clean"?
Something less "physical"?
This annoys me! What about things such as:
I have a passion for learning human physiology and pathophysiology. I want to apply my theoretical knowledge to the bedside. I want to diagnose and treat with advanced skills. I want to delve into the pathophysiology of heart failure. I want to learn the causes, the preventive measures, the treatments, and the recent advances in medicine.
What about, I want to be the primary care provider for a family. I want to provide care for the mom, dad, and their kids. See them grow, and see them age. Manage their medications and provide motivation and health advice.
It annoys me that people are saturating the market, people that don't really care for advance practice.
During nursing school
I always dreamt of taking my career into advance practice. Into learning the WHY behind things.