I started ANP/GNP program in Fall/2006. I need your advice about my clinical experiences. I work in a Nursing home PRN and I go to school full time. I don't have any experiences with working at the hospital and I think that maybe without this experience I may not be able to find a job as ANP/GNP easily. I am in a dilemma now because working PRN gives me very flexible schedule however it doesn't give me experience of working in hospital. I have experience of almost one year working in a Nursing home and also working with a nursing agency in different nursing homes. If there is any nurse manager or experienced NP in this forum ( which I am sure there is) I would like to now what is your suggestion. I have scholarship
for my NP program and I have to go full time to school. I have two kids and a very supportive husband however I know working in hospital is different from working in nursing home and I am affraid I may not have the skills that are needed in hospital and I think I am not capabale of working in hospital. I don't know why. I take care of 24 patients in nursing home and at night I am charge nurse with 36 patients and I am very comfortable working at LTC as RN. Please let me know what you think. Thank you for your time.