My question: What is the best and/or fastest way to become a Family Nurse Practitioner? I have applied to Vanderbilt's bridge program, which takes two years. If I do not get accepted, what is another good route? I know there are all sorts of options for getting to the final point, such as LPN, ASN, BSN. However, some of those routes will take a long time! What is the most cost effective route? What is the most time efficient route? What is the most marketable route? I appreciate any constructive
advice you can offer!
Background: From age 21 - 28 I either worked in groups homes with developmentally challenged individuals or I worked in youth ministry. I say this to reflect my desire to work with people. Three years ago I decided to go into accounting to have a more "stable" career.
Presently: I have been working in accounting, but do not like it...big surprise. I am currently transitioning into nursing and nothing sounds more fascinating and perfect for me than becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). I have shadowed a few to support my notion. I am also currently enrolled at a community college to take nursing prerequisites.