Quote from Trilldayz,SN
OMG how coincidental!! My classmate is a chiropractor!! We are both graduating this week actually. He is becoming an RN also for an eventual NP degree for the very same reason as you. He is in his 50s though so he didn't have to have a bachelors when he started (he started young too). He plans to work on an orthopedic med/surg floor, as a matter of fact, before going for his FNP (which suits him fine lol). He said that it's becoming somewhat harder to practice as a chiropractor now these days and he wanted an avenue to help enhance his practice. These days, the BSN seems to be the more marketable degree, so I would recommend that route. My classmate goes to school and works part time at his chiropractic office. He knows of a few practitioner programs that have a route for chiropractors. I will ask him to give you the names if you are interested (and if you would like to ask him for advice, he's always willing to help!). He works really hard in class (and was an awesome tutor, especially with those dreaded musculoskeletal exams! ) and would give me *free* adjustments LOL. Chiropractors in nursing are a great asset! Good Luck to you. (Ooh, and definately look at the previous posters Loan Forgiveness link!)
If you don't mind asking him about the programs, that would be awesome. (I'd PM you, but I'm not allowed to yet for some reason, ha
I did know of one or two of the chiropractic to NP routes, but they seemed a little sketchy,
if that makes any sense. If I want to do this, I HAVE to do it right. Totally has to be accredited 100%.
But anyways, thanks for your enthusiasm. It feels great knowing that it can be done and I'm not alone.
And I'll probably give my classmates and future co-workers some adjustments
Fantastic stress reliever and way to deal with difficult patients.