Hello everyone, I wanted to get some information from nurses who are NP's or RN's that work with NP's. I have often thought about getting an MD, but I want be more patient oriented. I know NP's and RN's have a difficult duty on their jobs and it isnt easy. I am currently taking my prereq's for nursing school
Some people tell me go for MD, some say go for nursing. I also have a passion for the study of pharmacology as well. I know for the most part, RN's and NP's both have to study pharmacology.
The thing is I really enjoy helping people, at the same time, I love being able to find what is wrong with patients and diagnose what may be the problem. So I guess what I am trying to ask is, being an NP, do you ever diagnose patients? I truley want to be a NP, I just want to make sure that I know what I am in store for.
Some people are telling me while I am getting my prereq's out of the way, i should get a cna license and then when i am done with nursing school, I will become a RN, and then to BSN, then so on so forth.
I just have so many questions i dont even know where to start. Some enlightenment would be appreciated. Thank you
I know the money is nice, but my overall reason for doing this is because I want to make a difference in someone's life.