Thanks Everyone, for all of your replies!! I have a few more questions:
- what school do you go to? That's a great idea, do you know if most schools
let you do that? Also, does this mean you'll get to sit on 2 boards and get 2 MS degrees? Are you currently going for your NNPs as well? In your unit, does your NNPs pretty much fxn independently?
- from what I can tell, they have a real shortage of RNs but not NNPs, but that's just at the hospitals I've seen. I think you can always get a job in the NICU if you have experience.
- thanks so much for the detailed info! how many NNPs does your unit have? and if you don't mind me asking, what hospital is that? It sounds like a really wonderful set up!
- NNPs are definitely Master prepared, you'll need your BSN and then go for the MSN to become a NNP.
If you have NNPs on your unit, can you tell me how many and what's the ratio of NNP to the Neonatologist?