Well I am in my first year of NP program and wondering if I'm making a mistake.
I'm a RN with 22 years experience - mostly ED and critical care, have seen and done
a lot. My current position is a a nursing supervisor on weekends (took this job because
of NP school), and I actually really like it. Been at this facility for about a year and a half.
I'm a great bedside nurse and a very good supervisor - mostly because I've got lots of
experience and I really enjoy mentoring and helping the staff. I'm the supervisor who
answers the call light, helps your patient to the bathroom, and is there to walk your through
your first chest tube insertion - with the grumpy surgeon. As a result the majority of the staff think I'm the best thing since sliced bread.
So this is my dilemma - perhaps I should be getting a MSN in administration rather than the NP.
I wonder if I should play to my strengths which are bedside nursing and the mentoring of staff.
Rather than start over from scratch as a NP.