I am very excited to be attending the VMI training in Chicago May 10-15th. However - like many others -I am nervous! I have been an RN for about 15 years. Most of that time has been spent in the hospital in L and D and in med surg. as well as Home health (the majority of it!). Last January I began completion of my BSN and will finish it in Spring of 2011. I had plans to continue on to become a DNP after that. I am still looking into it but have become very intrigued by the CLNC course and have been mulling over it for a year now. I am highly motivated and a self starter , but am concerned about ,marketing myself. I also chose the Basic package - not the VIP for financial reasons. I am thinking ahead about marketing and starting my own business. I currently am taking about 6 -8 hours a semester and work weekends only. I am giving myself a full year to make this happen before I begin a BSN - DNP program. I am wondering about help after the course and know that it is limited with the basic program. Any advice would be appreciated.