I'm looking into articles here regarding APN. I am excited about finishing my BSN next year (after being in the field for 11 years) I have the desire for something advanced practice but with such variations available, I am doing research to learn more. My state has a DNP program at MUSC. But I need to speak to my DON to see what roles they could foresee using me as. (If I have to go outside of my current employer, that would be ok, but I'd really like to stay in this system. They have associated Physician offices and as far as that goes, it seems feasible to offer myself as a practioner there. But if not, I think CNS or CNL would be the way to go.) I don't HAVE to have prescribing privilidges, but it would be nice. I just don't want to limit myself.