Hi everybody, i have a BS degree in biochemical pharmacology and thinking of a career change into nursing.. getting my RN degree first and then straight through to the NP program
I shadowed some NP's and liked what they do..
however, i wanted to ask you some questions:
1- is it very difficult to get a job as an NP / FNP right out of school.. do you have to work as an RN for a few years ???? before or not
2- I was hoping to get a job in a Dr's office as an FNP then after a few years get into teaching or administration.
3- I love what NP's do .. history taking, etc... everything teh Dr. does pretty much with little supervision from the Dr's .. but i honostly have to say .. i dont know how i would react to cleaning up vomit.. or urin, stool....i have never done that before... would I be doing these things as a NP.. or not
4 - are the hours flexible.. i was told they are.. my husband has a very hectic schedule with work and i need more flexible hours.. for when we decide to have a family
5- do the Dr's treat you as bad as the public thinks.. or are you respected by Dr.s as a peers.....,
6- how about patients do they value your openion.. or do they have the old school mentality that they want to see a Dr. ?
Please let me know .. teh answers to the above questions.. as soon as possible ... i only have a few days to make my decision...
any feedback would be appreciated.. especially if it's to the above questions..
thanks so much,