Well, now that I finally have a job as an RN it's time to research the continuation of my career. I had always planned on continuing on to NP though 15 years ago I had no idea exactly what I wanted to do. I bounced between the idea of getting both NP and CNM, but I find I want to work with children. That being said I don't want to pigeon hole myself into a narrow specialty, which is why I'm wanting FNP. I can always get extra training or even a post-master's certificate in peds.
My trouble is picking which school. I can go to the school I competed my BSN with, but will have to wait until next year to apply. I am also researching Frontier Nursing University and Western Kentucky University. Both have the BSN to DNP option, my alma mater does not yet. I know I want to state rather local, meaning within my home state as if I do manage to do this I want to participate in commencement (yeah I know, not a big deal to some but for me it is). All three schools are pretty good, though Frontier's classes are all online.
So I guess my dilema is online vs blended vs in person classes.
Thanks for allowing me to think out loud. Insights?