I am a new RN who is pursuing BSN starting next month. My long term plan is to become a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), specialize in Urology, and include surgery. My dilemma is that I do not know what would be the best educational plan after the BSN. How does CNOR and RNFA fit in all this? Do I pursue CNOR and/or RNFA before or after DNP?
I have heard of NPs doing solo minor surgeries, but that is a done on a hospital-by-hospital basis per their policy. Think the majority surgical NPs are assists to MDs. Maybe someone from either of these postings can help.
Surgical NP:Part time NP program with full time new carrer
Surgical NP. Experience in OR in "children's hopital?"
Last edit by JOJOba on Jul 24, '13
There are several surgical procedures related to urology and with the newer DNP degree I thought maybe some of the minor urological procedures would/might fall under their scope of practice. Perhaps my mind is getting to far ahead, but that is why I'm asking these questions.
@ JOJOba, greygooseuria, & Thirteengirl ...
Thanks for your input as well!
Last edit by Devon Rex on Jul 24, '13