I recently graduated with my FNP degree but will be starting slowly on my DNP this coming fall. I am looking for employment as a Nurse Practitioner in my area to work full time while continuing on with my education, but also know for my DNP program that I may need time off for on campus seminars, orientation etc. I have heard mixed reviews about whether to tell your employer you are pursuing this degree, since there are alot of mixed feelings about it voiced by other professions..i.e. MDs etc. Although I have not found a job yet, I am trying to decide if it is wise to mention I am continuing my education during the interview process etc. Many of my fellow classmates have said they do not believe it is a good idea to tell, but I want to feel I can be open and honest about it. I plan to work in the outpatient setting for quite some time; possibly teach down the road, but mostly pursuing it for my own personal and professional growth.
For other DNP students out there, did you mention you were continuing your education? what kind of response did you get?