School Nurse to FNP?? Silly Idea or No?
- 0Feb 6, '13 by uthscsa2011Hello fellow nursing professionals. I wanted to gather some opinions of a school nurse getting her FNP? If this nurse started her career in School Nursing (no bedside experience) would it be a good idea to try and go to graduate school for FNP? If not FNP, what is a better graduate degree suitable for a nurse with a Public/Community Health background?
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- 0Feb 7, '13 by TX RNHello uthscsa!
I guess your in SA too.
I think the important thing to ask is what that school nurse wishes to do as a NP.
PNP sounds like a more direct evolution.
FNP, well this includes adults. So again, yes, this may work but why fit a square peg in a round hole if you only plan on working with round pegs? Weird analogy I know, but round pegs = kids, square pegs = adults is what I'm thinking here.
- 0Feb 8, '13 by elkparkGiven that there are many direct-entry programs that take people with no nursing experience at all (non-nurses) and prepare them to be FNPs, it appears that TPTB in nursing have decided that no experience is required. I would think school nursing would be as good a background as anything (and much better than no experience ). IMO, you should pursue whatever professional path/role interests you most.