I know several great NP's, all of whom have a strong background in clinical nursing. I also no some not-so-great NP's, all of whom have no background in clinical nursing. I don't think this is a coincidence. What is worse is that I have "worked" with NP students who went straight form nursing school
to NP school. Sometimes I wonder if some of tthese NP's are even nurses! Every NP program I have seen is built to expand a clinical nurse's expertise and allow them to become practioners. Do you agree, or do you think this is too harsh of a view?