I'm currently a BSN student, and hope to be an acute nurse practitioner some day. You must have a full year of clinical experience before you enter into a NP program, but is that really enough?
I'm wondering if immediately starting a NP program only a year after I'm in a full time clinical setting is a little rushed. There are RN's who have been working 20+ years before deciding to be a nurse practitioner.
I'm wondering whether or not someone with only a year of clinical experience can be as good a NP as someone with 20 years. I know that school can't teach you everything, but I'm having a hard time grasping the concept that I can be just as good as someoen who has been working for years and years :uhoh21: