I am currently in a PhD program just finishing the first year and am really disappointed and doubting my decision. Recently a prof from my university came to speak with our advanced practice group at work. They have revamped their DNP program making it more accessible for those of us with job and family obligations. Has anyone been through this sort of situation? or if you are a NP in a DNP program(or have DNP) could you tell me how you made your decision, how it has or will make a difference in your career?
I have 20 years experience as a nurse and over 15 as a NP so I really want to make a good choice. I love the specialty I am in now, Peds Heme/Onc/BMT and want to contribute more. I am inpatient now but am aiming to transition to outpatient over the next year or two. I am afraid a PhD will take me away from the clinical area I love--or will it?? Thanks so much and I look forward to any insight!