This is my first post. I have been following other threads to get information but the drama and bickering is CRAZY.I feel like I am at work..lol
Here is my dilemma and I hope you can help!
I have been an L&D nurse for 10 years. I have no med/surg or acute care experience but REALLY want to. I have been unable to find an entry level position to an ICU/ED type setting in my area(south of San Francisco,CA) or even into a stepdown unit.
I am planning to attend graduate school and would love to do Geogetown's ACNP/CNS program but they require 2 years acute care experience. So you can see my problem eh?
I like bedside care and teaching and am very good with practical applications/hands-on kinds of things. My problem is that I now can't figure out if I should attend a CNS or CNL program and then hopefully soemone will train me, or do the FNP program and hope I can get experience that way.
Please advise, much appreciated.